Blacker Than Thou Analysis

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African-Americans have been treated unfairly throughout the years and it has still not ceased. In the articles "Blacker Than Thou," "White Rage," and "The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning," there are examples of this unjust treatment. For instance, in "The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning," the author demonstrates that black people are stereotyped to be lawbreakers, and some police have used lethal weapons against them unnecessarily, due to their race. Also, in "White Rage," the author describes occasions from the past, such as Brown v. Board of Education, a court case that ended racial isolation of schools, to demonstrate that there was extreme prejudice before these occasions. In "Blacker Than Thou," it indicates how some…show more content…
Anderson mentions many court cases, such as Brown v. Board of Education, which ended separation of schools, United States v. Cruikshank, which was meant to stop the racist acts of the Ku Klux Klan, and more. Also, she brings up other historic events, like President Obama’s election in 2008 and re-election in 2012. The style of writing used in the paragraphs flows well, and quickly describes past events that had to do with racism. By using past events and concisely describing them, Anderson is able to explain what “white rage” is and why it has…show more content…
Since racial discrimination is still a problem, these pieces of writing are important and show people today why it needs to end. The many pieces of evidence in these articles also prove that even today, many unnecessary racist acts occur. African-Americans are not liked by some white people and it shows in people joining causes like the Ku Klux Klan.The black life is very unfair and the way they are treated, and it should not be. It is evident that African-Americans have harsher lives, and they should be treated equally with others because at the end we are all the
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