If We Must Die by Claude McKay - Kailah Jenkins Afras 120...

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Kailah JenkinsAfras 120INCOMPLETE AGREEMENTReader Response #4: If We Must Die by Claude McKayThis poem by Claude McKay is a rallying call to her African American brothers andsisters fighting the front lines of racism and Jim Crow Laws. Unfortunately, there is ahuge stain on the history of American when the country was rampant with violent angrywhite men who attacked members of the black community because of their racistprejudices.In this poem McKay shares her view on the appropriate reaction to theseoccurrences. She begins the poem with “If we must die—let it not be like hogs huntedand penned in an inglorious spot While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, makingtheir mock at our accursed lot.”Already in this first stanza the reader is immediatelyintroduced to the situation. Her black culture and people are being hunted by the whites,
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