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Black or White? An Examination of 'Passing' with reference to: "Autobiography of an Ex-colored man" by James Weldon Johnson.

Date Submitted: 09/10/2006 03:07:16
Category: / Literature / North American
Length: 9 pages (2420 words)
"The reasonable man adapts to the world around him. The unreasonable man expects the world to adapt to him. Therefore, all progress is made by unreasonable men." -George Bernard Shaw "I think we Negro Americans have just as many beautiful People in mind and boy, as well as skin, as any other group- And that we have just as many stinkers as any other group." -Thurgood Marshall The book "Autobiography of an Ex-Colored" Man by …
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…any good to hang on to resentment of past wrongs. In fact, this is also a racist point of view and can hurt America big-time. We are not going to change the history that produced us. We can enjoy our life, and create a better future for our children. Be true to yourself, but toss out the racial filter. Works cited: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Johnson, James Weldon, Boston: Sherman, French, and Company, 1912.
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