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All men are created equal or are they John Griffins Black Like Me shows how racism is nothing more then the foolish misunderstanding of man Whites current superiority hangs in the balance as Blacks become tired of being the minority in the late 1950s Even though this struggle isnt as dreadful as it was then it still exists The certainty of racism cant be ignored but it will soon disappear as generations mix Racial discrepancies challenge the unity of human civilization John Griffin had a biting curiosity which he could no longer stand What was life truly like for a black man in the deep south He sought the real answer to this by darkening his skin with extreme amounts of medication A new skin color determines everything and John is now thrown into a new world that he was in no way prepared for He was no longer John an average but respected white novelist he was a black man and that is all that mattered Simple pleasers like a drink of water or the use of a restroom become near impossible John at first was puzzled by this but soon realized that it was not his personality his age but his blackness that made him a disgrace in the eyes of an average white person If he were white a white store owner would have not hesitated in the slightest to allow such privileges How could these people be so blind as to not see that a black person breathes the same air eats the same food and has the same internal functions as themselves This misunderstanding stares them in the face and they cant see it Their selfishness and fear is completely unnecessary but it remains because the whites have never been exposed to any other way of life This is why the whites can not allow such common privileges to Mr Griffin or any other black person To treat a
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