Franon.docx - Trivedi 1 Varun Trivedi Date Question 2 Frantz Fanon wrote on the topic of Black skin white masks during the presentation of his

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Trivedi 1Varun TrivediDate: 12/08/2016Question 2:Frantz Fanon wrote on the topic of Black skin, white masks during thepresentation of his dissertation. The work was considered very hostile and;therefore, could not be accepted by the institution. Fanon, alternatively, decidedto publish it as book and up to date the book has generated mixed reactions byscholars and people of different backgrounds who have had various perspectivesregarding the concepts and the ideologies behind the writing. Fanon also workedin Algeria for a stint where he wrote other books related to his life experiencesand other ideologies that he shared. He was later expelled out of the country. Hiswriting changed over time due to the different perspectives that he had and hislate books deviated from the non-violent tone of the Black skins, White masks tobe more assertive on the concept of racism as it relates to societal development.From a personal perspective, Black skin, White masks develops theconcept of racism in a succinct manner and brings out the true picture of themedieval times and the experiences of the blacks. The theme that is bolded isthat of colonial racism, which a social construct of the ruling power was. Theruling power developed a notion of being superior and for this matter they had toshow their might by making the colonized feel inferior. They championed for suchkind of thinking in the sense that even the colonized developed the feeling that
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Trivedi 2they deserved their inferior position in the society. For a personal perspective,this was a form of brain washing that acted to their advantage and made theblack people non-violent, non-opinionate, and they were made to feel that theyhad no rights. In this regard, they could not resist being ruled.This was a well calculated move by the ruling elites and they ensured thatit was passed from one generation to the next. In fact, the following generationbecame weaker and weaker due to the maintenance of the status quo. It tookthose with voice, vision, and highly opinionated to deviate from the constructednorms of operation and the new cultural setup by the ruling elite.Fanon’s view of colonialism as not being a natural phenomenon is arguedin the book and supported by his inferences when he talks about culturalassimilation and mental disturbance. In natural assimilation, the ruling powerensured that they had made the colonized believe that it was only the culture of
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