Working On The Chain Gang Analysis

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As you grow up in the American Education system you are taught the basics of American History, the triumphs of how we won our country from those damn brits to how we helped drastically in World War II. You’ll then transition into learning about the flaws within American history, however in reality, those flaws is the true American history. Those flaws would include the oppression, murder and marginalizing of any person of color; unfortunately their reality is much different than to that of White America. In “Working’ on the Chain Gang” by Walter Mosley he discusses how the history of blacks in America is the true American experience or the actual American History, because their reality hasn’t changed since the day european colonizers brought…show more content…
Unfortunately we do not like in a Marvel Comic/DC world or city like Gotham, comic New York, hell even Chicago where there is super mutants, super heroes or even just normal human heroes to come and drive out the evil in the world. There is not the dare devil of hell’s kitchen to track down and round house kick a real life Wilson Fisk, there is Batman to drag a corrupt CEO into a jail cell or punisher to take out the evil politicians who are fine with people dying on their watches. We don’t have the hero’s to do our dirty work for us, we are the average joe’s in a realistic universe that have to in a sense be our own hero’s to fend off the corruption that is holding our chains together. The most heroic thing that we have to create the change needed is the black experience, black history and people of color’s experiences in the world; they are as Mosley states, “black history is a torch that can lead us out from the darkness. In order to find the way we have to work together and follow one another’s strength… Black history can’t address every issue but it can certainly talk about refusing to go another step without an accounting. It can show you how each man, woman, and child can be an impediment to injustice.”(53-54) Learning from the experience that the black community has endured and are enduring, and combining them with a worldly…show more content…
It creates anger, and the black community holds a lot of anger with every right and once more connecting to a previous statement that commons in to this is understanding that anger, instead of shutting it down or stereotyping them as “overly sensitive and angry black people.” In a article post in the Minnpost titled “The Black Experience in America…” author Ralph Remington openly questions why it is anyone would not understand that their is a immense amount of anger? “Are whites actually surprised that there is anger in the black community? Why wouldn 't there be? The black existence in America is a tragic, wonderful, heroic, bitter struggle originally commenced by a horrific forced trans-Atlantic voyage. Can anyone with a reasonable mind not think that a people with our history in these United States might not feel a bit of
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