Black Skin White Masks By Franz Fanon Analysis

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Written by Frantz Fanon, “Black Skin, White Masks” documents his observations of the colored race living in a white world, specifically racism and how it is internalized by its victims. The author emphasizes the adoption of the white man’s language as an indication of a split from one’s own culture to adapt into the white culture. He also presents chapters examining the relationships of a woman of color and a white man as well as a man of color and a white woman. Fanon further dedicates a section detailing the inferiority of the colored man and the superiority of the white man. Based on his collection of research, observations, and opinions, I believe he was able to convey his topic of study powerfully.…show more content…
He further implies that he is his own foundation, that the events of the past don’t determine his acts. He also explains that “the misfortune of the man of color is having been enslaved,” and “the misfortune and inhumanity of the white man are having killed man somewhere” (Fanon 205). The conquest of man by man should come to an end, so that all people may have the freedom to discover and create for themselves the ideal environment for the subsistence of our world made possible through the absence of superiority and inferiority. Only after the past becomes the past can people, regardless of race, move forward to ensure a better future…show more content…
He expresses that learning and accustoming oneself to the white man’s language implies the beginning of leaving behind one’s own culture to adopt the culture of the white man. He details the experiences of a colored woman in a relationship with a white man and a colored man with a white woman, and each of their intentions to gain the acceptance of their white counterparts. He further implies the supposed inferiority of the colored race as opposed to the superiority of the white race. Moreover, the only escape from this segregation of inferiority or superiority is the act of burying the past in the past and putting an end to the subjugation of one race by
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