African American Fear Research Paper

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African Americans all had fear in their eyes everyday from the time they woke up

till the time they would fall asleep. Being a person of color they knew anything could

happen to them at any time. African Americans feared death, incarceration and lynching

all because the color of their skin. For instance, “Explain to your six-year-old daughter why she can’t go to the public amusement park

...when she is told that Funtown is closed for colored children…developing an

unconscious bitterness towards white people” (King 224).

Though this six year old might not fully understand why she can’t go to Funtown, she

doesn’t realize as much as her parents would want to take her there they cant, only

because her parents fear that

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