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Black Boy relates to those blacks that had to go through the struggle that Richard Wright had to gothrough For example finding jobsfitting in with other people and mostly trying to make sure they do what thewhites wanted them to do RichardWright wants us to learn how the blacks had to fight for their lives in theSouth under the control of the whites One example that shows how much hate the whites had towards the blacks was whenRichards aunt came over one night with her new husband and said that they hadto move North because they were being followed by whites Wright 77 This shows that the whites continuallyharassed the blacks and the only way for Richards uncle to survive was to moveaway Richard has also witnessed some terrible events that had happened to blacks whileworking at his job in the clothing store The owner of the store and his son dragged one black woman through thestore She was also beaten very badlyfor not paying her bills Other whitepeople witnessed this scene but did nothing in their power to stop it Wright198-199 The treatment the blacks received was far different from that of the whites The whites loved to show how much authority they have over theblacks by beating them really badly One day when Richard was on his way home from work he was offered a ride form a groupof white teenagers They had asked him if he wanted a beer and Richard repliedwith no I dont want any Instead of saying no sir because he did notanswer as he was suppose to he was hit with a whiskey bottle over the head byone of the guys and thrown off of the back of the truck Wright 201 This shows that unless you call the whiteswhat they want to be called or answer back to them as no sir or yes sirthen they wont treat you with
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