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  • The Blackness

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    better part of it. Strangely, no shadows could be seen on the walls which were pale and plain. A breeze was pushing the papers, but no one could trace the origin of it. The front door was sealed, and the sky roof was closed, depicting a perennial blackness outside.

  • Blackness

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    In order for the Latin American nations to be regarded as “civilized,” the elites alleged they needed a more concentrated Caucasian population. In order for them to succeed, it was essential for them to eliminate the “jungle(119)” of blacks, mulattos, Indians, and zambo that they claimed were at their front doors. Therefore, they reasoned it was necessary for them to “inject new blood in [the citizens’] veins(119)” because their blood has traces of their African ancestry, which is considered unclean

  • Analysis Of “Unforgivable Blackness”

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    Analysis Of “Unforgivable Blackness” The documentary, “Unforgivable Blackness” directed by Ken Burns casts light on the extraordinary life story of legendary boxer Jack Johnson. The documentary is about the barriers Jack Johnson had to overcome to satisfy his hunger for becoming the best and living “The American Dream.” Johnson had humble beginnings in Galveston, Texas and it was in those beginnings that glimpses of his bright future were slowly but surely beginning to show. Through out his life

  • Blackness in Macbeth

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    Blackness in Macbeth The Bard of Avon shows in his tragedy Macbeth an evil couple who face the dark hand of death - as a result of criminal deeds. Let us look closely at the growing, enveloping darkness of the play as it progresses. In his book, On the Design of Shakespearean Tragedy, H. S. Wilson identifies the darkness in the play with evil, hell, devils: Mr. Kenneth Muir, in his introduction to the play - which does not, by the way, interpret it simply from this point of view

  • An Analysis of Oroonoko's Blackness

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    An Analysis of Oroonoko's Blackness In her essay "Oroonoko's Blackness," Katherine Gallagher argues that there are three layers to "Oroonoko." These layers are Oroonoko's kingship, the relationship between Oroonoko's blackness and the black ink, and the commodofication of Oroonoko. Gallagher argues that Oroonoko's blackness not only illuminates the text itself but also the author's presence as well. She writes that, "…the gleaming blackness of the eponymous hero corresponds to the narrator's

  • Reflection Of Post Blackness

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    Post-Blackness describes the search for a black identity in the 21st century, which is exactly what Toure was doing all through his life. His dream as a child was to become the president of the United States and giving his black people pride in being black. This dream later collapsed because again that same skin tone demolished his dream that a child had a limit to his goals. Seeing that Jesse Jackson running for that position giving black people hope, he later felt hurt because that position, that

  • Analyzing Gallagher’s Oroonoko’s Blackness

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    Analyzing Gallagher’s Oroonoko’s Blackness Oroonoko is a fascinating text overflowing with descriptions of complex relations between and within the different races. The attitudes and actions of the Aphra Behn and her characters would make for a rich analysis from any number of behavioral approaches, but there are many more layers to this story than the dominant racial themes. In fact, in "Oroonoko’s Blackness" Catherine Gallagher argues that the main character’s unusually dark skin color actually

  • Review of Dickersons End Of Blackness

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    to inform blacks that they have to give up on the past. If they do not give up on the past, there will be no future for blacks in America. She opens her book, The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folks to Their Rightful Owners, by saying “this book will both prove and promote the idea that the concept of ‘blackness,’ as it has come to be understood, is rapidly losing its ability to describe, let alone predict or manipulate, the political and social behavior of African Americans” (p

  • Fact of Blackness by Frantz Fanon

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    “The Fact of Blackness” by Frantz Fanon This article was an eye opener. After Fanon got away from the huge mind boggling words, I kind of felt for an extremely short second what it actually felt to be a black man. I myself am a unique mixture of races and I was fortunate to have grown up in such a way that I experienced my two main cultures vividly. I can laugh with George Lopez, and feel the pain, anguish, and laughter that are associated with a Mexican American heritage. The same goes for Larry

  • An Analysis Of Thomas Ellis's 'Presidential Blackness'

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    In response to the prevailing notion that his identity is a reduction of the superior White, Ellis resolves to reclaim a position of value by embracing positive negritude. He lays this out as a manifesto in “Presidential Blackness”. In this poem, he celebrates that within the constraints of racial prejudice and discrimination, the Black man has “conjured a magnificent aesthetic toolbox, one that abolitions the flavor locked in foreign forms, one that adds seasoning to secondhand devices” (Ellis 74)