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The title of the book I chose to read was Black Like Me The author of this book is Howard Griffin The main character of the book is John Howard Griffin The book takes place in 1950 and 1960 It is about a jounalist who has picked the topic of racism for his next article He dies his skin the color black to see how life is from a negroes perspective John becomes horrified seeing all the pain and struggles negros have to go through just because the color of their skin The main idea I think John Howard Griffen was trying to bring to his audiences attention was how un-equal people are treated just because of the colorof their skin He gets into and really gets his reader to understand and feel the effects or racism today in America A white person will be able to read this book and finally understand what all of the great black people of the past had to endour through out their entire lives John found out what it was like to get on the busses and get treated differently by the white man and receive dirty looks because of his skin He was denied access to regular facilities ones that he used all the time when he was of a different complexion Negroes have more things to worry about than white people do and John realizes this during his experience John Howard is the main character of the book He is a man who loves adventure and adventure is what he loves I dont think he expected for things to be as bad as they were because if he did I doubt he would do it anyway I would like Howard Griffen if I met him and knew what he was doing I would think very highly of him and respected his and his decision I could have connected with him because if I had the chance
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