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Unformatted text preview: of heart. James Weldon Johnson sought to place the African American on the same playing field as the White majority, to illustrate how the Black man and the White man could stand side by side, and have common ground on certain issues. Johnson also stood firmly to differentiate the platform of the NAACP and criticisms that it advocated a social equality society (311). He advocated that the entire race as a whole thought the same way about fighting racism and separation. Eric Castro 518 Along This Way James Weldon Johnson believed that the general media bias produced by the racist mindset of the post-Civil War of the South and the over exaggerations of the African American writers perpetuated racism in the United States....
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