Mccall's Memoir, Makes Me Wanna Holler

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In McCall’s memoir, Makes Me Wanna Holler, McCall reflects on his experiences in the job market. When he first goes to work with his stepfather in an affluent white neighborhood named Sterling Point McCall witnesses his stepfather get humiliated and disrespected by his white clients. Furthermore, when McCall is employed at the construction site, he finds himself constantly being mistreated by his white supervisor. McCall stated, “Away from work I was the bad-assed nigger who demanded respect; on the job I was a passive Negro who let the white man push him around. (McCall 89)” The pretentiousness and unwillingness of whites to respectfully integrate African Americans into society caused anger within McCall. This also caused McCall to psychologically
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