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Our Nations Disease This disease has swept the entire population It infests our schools churches hospitals playgrounds and especially the workplace Every person ranging from little toddlers to senior citizens have in some fashion or another encountered this deadly disease Starting as early as the birth of America this disease lasted the varying tests of time It is unavoidable as its symptoms attack our physical and mental health Although it has stricken hundreds of millions of people every hour this affliction stands strong Though this disease can be treated there is no absolute cure What could be this ghastly castrating ailment that permeates into all that we see and do This despicable ailment catches to the tune of racism According to Encarta Online Encyclopedia racism is making the race of other people a factor in attitudes or actions concerning them Racism implies a belief in the superiority of ones own race Internet While reading Ellisons A Party Down at the Square Haydens Night Death Mississippi and Cliftons Jasper Texas 1998 I noticed that this disease is the theme of all threeA white boy who witnesses his uncles friends set fire to a black man narrates Ralph Ellisons A Party Down at the Square This is a horrible short story of how a community gets together to have a party At one point the black man asks Will somebody please cut my throat like a Christian and in response he was told Sorry but aint no Christians around tonight Aint no Jew-boys neither Were just one hundred percent American 232 Little did that community know God was in their presence The storm symbolizes Gods anger The wind was blowing harder and leaves started flying about making funny shadows on the ground and tree limbs were cracking and falling 230 This shows that God was so angry he was giving this barbaric white community a warning This did not affect them and they went on to kill
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