The, Black Skin, White Masks, By Frantz Fanon

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The persona is the relationship between a person’s consciousness and society, a mask, not the kind of mask that a stage performer might wear on Broadway or in today’s churches. In the 1952 book written by Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks. He takes an in-depth look into blacks’ worldwide and the psychology of inferiority, social structure and Colonialism. Throughout history blacks has tried to impress whites in many expects of life. On the other hand, Europeans took a primitive group people from an undeveloped continent, to a strange, unusual culture. The effects exploration brought slavery, which created anxiety, greed and inferiority between all ethnic groups. This selfish desire caused a chain reaction from generation to generation. Europeans and blacks are suffering from a disorder called inferiority complex. In 1952, when Black Skin, White Masks was written through the lenses of one psychiatrist from Martinique, born 1925. The French African completed his education at the University of Lyon 1951, two years later he was appointed as head administrator of the psychiatry department of the Blida-Joinville Hospital in Algeria. He also was part of the National Liberation Front (FLN) and expelled from Algeria by the French authorities in 1957. In the same year Frantz Fanon moved to Tunisia, where he continued to practice psychiatry and work for the FLN. Along with Fanon many accomplishments, he served as ambassador to Ghana, a position appointed by the Algerian provisional government. He died December 6, 1961 in Bethesda, Maryland the same year he was appointed to the Ambassador position. Colonialism is when a dominant country takes over less militant, less powerful, and less aggressive country or territory. We saw this hap... ... middle of paper ... ...stice of blacks’ in our legal system. He spoke of comic books sending a subliminal message to the white youth, integrating racism into the undeveloped brains. Culture according to Sigmund Freud, is protection language, laws and religion. The Europeans added a negative language to create to create hostility, discredit, and demoralize a culture of human beings. Today, in the arts; rap music is considered ghetto or thug music. On the other hand country, rock, pop is an expression of their beliefs. In all areas of life whites all ways had a positive light in any situation, because of the ownership of radio, television, and news media outlets. The education of our ancestors, helped African Americans have a better understanding of our heritage. Power is the ability to make things happen, “We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe”. Fanon.
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