Discrimination In Black Spiderman

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Perseverance and Acceptance through Discrimination “Black Spiderman” by Sir Robert Bryson “Bobby” Hall II, better known by his stage name as “Logic,” provides society with different perspectives of people suffering from stereotypes and discrimination. Logic’s goal is to show how acceptance will benefit the public and the positive benefits it carries. In an interview with Genius, Logic talks about the message of his song, which is “Accept diversity. That is what I always say. People will say things like, “I don’t see black. I don't’ see white. But you should see color, ‘cause I think color is beautiful”. “Black Spiderman” addresses the public perceives different types of people, the effects it has and includes Logic’ encounters with personal…show more content…
In “Black Spiderman,” Logic explains the causes of these stereotypes when he says “[e]verybody from my hood, everybody know I’m good/ Sometimes I’m just misunderstood/ but that’s just the uneducated that never related” (Logic). The cause of the issues of being judged by the public is due to the misconception of a few people; people must get to know each other and understand one another’s character before creating any judgments and contributing to stereotypes. People who create such harsh judgments have never tried to relate to other people and to see the world in a new perspective. Logic states that people who do know him understand the good side of him and the ones who have never tried to make amends with Logic often created poor understandings. Then, Logic provides the effect of these horrible actions; these effects mainly include the victim realizing there is no hope or one to provide moral support. When Logic describes the feelings of the gays, he says, “Momma don’t love me/ Daddy don’t love me/ Wonder why I drown in the bubbly” (Logic). In addition, Logic shows the perspective of an individual who is not happy with his skin color dictating his life when he says, “I don’t want to be black, I don’t…show more content…
One example of the style technique is anaphora. In the second verse of the song, Logic repeats the words “I’m not ashamed” (I ain’t) repeatedly to emphasize his message on acceptance and not to live under the stereotypes society is setting. Anaphora keeps key ideas with the readers/listeners for a long period, especially with a song as it can have a pleasant tone. In this situation, Logic hopes his words can stick with the audience; in the second verse, he talks about not being ashamed of being white, black or the cultural background of his partner. He says, “I’m ashamed to be white/ I’m ashamed to be black /I‘m ashamed of my beautiful Mexican wife as a matter of fact” (Logic). Accepting, moving on and surrounding individuals with loved ones will always benefit the victim of discrimination. Another example of a literary device is a simile; Logic uses a comparison between subjects using like or as for his comparison terms. In “Black Spiderman,” he says, “I’m just as white as that Mona Lisa/ I’m just as black as my cousin Keisha” (Logic); similes are effective in this situation because it allows the reader to understand the relation between two ideas. Logic wants to show that it is possible to be at both extremes of a race, as it has no meaning to him. The reader takes away the message of accepting all races and how it
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