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A Summary of William Raspberrys The Handicap of Definition Paris Owens Essay2 Second Summary En112c002 Dr Butler March 2 2000 A Summary of William Raspberrys The Handicap of Definition In The Handicap of Definition William Raspberry emphasizes the stereotype of what it means to be Black Raspberry uses many beliefs that has taken a toll on African Americans on the definition of being Black Raspberry uses many comparisons to compare blacks to whites and other ethnics He begins off by using basketball as an example Raspberry quotes If a basketball fan says that Boston Celtics Larry Bird plays black the fan intends it and Bird probably accepts it as a compliment543 He also emphasizes if you tell a white broadcaster he talks black hell sign up for diction lessons543 Raspberry explains how many children think hard study and hard work are white 543 He tells how scrimping today in the interest of tomorrows goals is white543 Raspberry uses many of these comparisons in the essay Raspberry talks about incredible array of habits done by different ethnic groups He confesses black youngsters tend to do better at basketball for instance is that they assume they can learn to do it well and so they practice constantly to prove themselves right 543 Raspberry emphasizes the importance of developing positive ethnic traditions 544 He tells how people suspect Jews have an innate talent for communications 544 People make assumption that Chinese are born with a gift for mathematical reasoning 544 Raspberry thinks we are raising up yet another generation of young blacks who will be failures by definition544 Raspberry concludes the essay referring to blacks in the work force He says many of the things about which blacks make this assumption are things that do not contribute to their career success-except for that handful544 Raspberry explains in the essay
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