The Fact of Blackness

The Fact of Blackness - Patricia Abrudan 1 On The Fact of...

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Patricia Abrudan 1 On “The Fact of Blackness” The racial discrimination that exists between whites and blacks has existed for centuries. Understanding the social dogmas that people of minorities must face in the dominant white male world can make a person more aware of the interactions around them. In “The Fact of Blackness” the racial corporeal schema becomes such that the non-white person is forced to be made aware of his/her body not in the third person but in a triple person. The writer states that a person is normally made to be aware of themselves in the third person. Then the author comes to the idea that the black man in essence must be not in the third person but in a triple person. The claim is made that a black man must at the same time be responsible for his/her body, race, and ancestors. In other words, it appears that the “black man” feels a heaviness that the “white man” does not because they must become this triple person and account for all the different aspects of their being. This in turn could account for making the author in bad faith because they are implying that because the white man has rein over the “black man” then the “black man” is unable to
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