E175 Notes for Exam 2.pdf - Eventually Left America 1948...

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Eventually Left America - 1948 - DeBois, Mentored Richard Wright, Openly Gay, Toxic Mascuilinty You invented this word, not me, n word - stereotypes Forced to be an optimist to survive, as bright or as dark as the country - up to the American people to deicide what to do. Not a, but a man. - the white people had invented it Problem of the 21st century will be the problem of the negro My only fears and disires - we invented the n, white people invented the n, something you are afraid of Reclaim history, retake personal identity, slurs are cooped and reappropriated - Take arguments and apply it to those who came up with that word Dick Cavett - about the use of the n word, about black identity, Whos the real problem Liberation of the Male Voice, not in this monolithic movement - have more complex and multifaceted thing Cornel West - not super popular - all i ever want to be is an honest man - just telling the truth Baldwin - Soul Stirring Writing Got to be a force of good Black man and White woman - Bomb the Theater Woman teases Clay (Aspriing poet --) - clay loosen his tie and his jacket, eventualy loses his tempure - so he strikes the woman, gives her the rational to murder clay Clay named appropriately, just becomes something of puddy, used up There were strong measures agaisnt this black and white intiamcy - shows a white audience - breaks the fourth wall Veratious sexuality Trope of murder - black rage - annouciating and acting of black rage - don’t hold bag - make that rage a kind of aesthetic in itself Helps us to define our audience Present works to students, and they descerne certian ethnic history - cant teach how to be AA or a certian person of color. - Or else you are just a sellout Artisits and Critics - evovle to whats gonna become a black arts movement. Where the center of the black art movement is. Campus groups pick up on it. No longer turn the other cheek - MLK adopted and embraced. Define the cousicness of he movement, black cousciness and black power - black art Black Art Movement - premotes and put forwards Cant internalize white midness, white culture, and also think you can liberate yourself out James Baldwin - Not following the movement
Baldwin - Im gay, if you dont care who cares - uncomprimising Not going to wait for the liberation of the male voice first, never the female Presumption that the male will be the leader Decry racial segregation, cant love if segregated Viers away - Susicipion that a person of color could ever paticipate Dick Cavett Show, Ive risked everything, yet you try to assure me this ideal exists American Ideal - > ideal, crock of shit Double Cousicness - you see through it, see through the American progress Unique to Black America Writers look back and they look at the canon of american lectures Absent or two dimensional stereotypes Thrown onto the trash heep of victim narative

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