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Maya Angelou the famous author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has written through this book her autobiography and a look at the segregation in the early years of 1930s On page 187 of that book she has written that It seemed terribly unfair to have a toothache and a headache and have to bear at the same time the heavy burden of blackness Earlier in her childhood she suffered and learned from the grievance of certain white people in the south part of United States of America At Stamps where she was raised by her grandmother as a child she was affected by racism and those who preached it She could not even believe they were human or real She had lived it and had some terrible experiences from it However back in California where she was born she understood the segregation with a certain realism Sometimes I explain to myself that the history ofsegregation could not be otherwise It would have been difficult for the master to accept equality with the former slave However the way that Maya has described the situation in the book tells how horrible it was at that time First of all growing up black and female as she said was very painful At Stamps where as a child she was raised the first act that made her burst in tears was when the three little powhitetrash girls were mocking Momma her grandmother They were calling her by the first name instead of the last name Bye Annie Although they were living on her own land they did not hesitate to show their impudence to the owner because they were white They were as poor as and even poorer than Momma but their skin made the difference How can I imagine that only because I am black I could not take just a
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