Langston Hughes Racial Mountain

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The “racial mountain” of which Langston Hughes writes about is the pressure put on Black artists and artist of color to remove their race from their work, and to be simple American. In addition, the racial mountain is the burden placed on the artist by those of their own race to portray the race in a respectable way. This this “racial mountain” that deeply influenced the artist of Hughes’ time still affects black artists and artist of color today. One way in which one can see that is through the aftermath of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” People accused Beyoncé of being racist, were upset at her inclusion of Malcolm X’s quote regarding black women, and continue to complain about the lack of white women in the movie. These people, who were of all races,
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