To Whom It May Keep This Nigger Boy Running Analysis

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The American dream is not the same for a black boy than for a white boy. Through all the struggles the narrator puts himself into he was awarded a scholarship to a state college for Negroes. In order to accomplish this he did everything the white men wanted him to do. It was never because of his intelligence, but for his obedience. Throughout the story the narrator was always in a battle that was always controlled by a white person.
The narrator felt as if his grandfather 's curse did not intervene with his success at all. Little did he know that he did what the grandfather always told him to. The narrator lowered his standards to please the white men that were watching. Unconsciously, he showed them what they wanted to see and acted the way they wanted him to act.
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In his dream his grandfather makes him open up an envelope that has a state seal on it. He reads it out loud and the short message that was engraved in gold said "To Whom It May Concern, Keep This Nigger-Boy Running". In other words, the narrator is always going to be on the run, no matter how hard he tries to fit into the white-world. Although, he received a scholarship afterwards it didn 't mean that he would change the way a white person would view him. It was just a form to deceive him into thinking that he does fit in, but in reality all he is doing is comforting into what the white people want of him without noticing
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