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FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES HUM 3421 SECTION 002 SUBMITTED TO DR. E. MURELL DAWSON ARTICLE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT: “THE RACE PROBLEM AGAIN” BY THOMAS VAN RENSSALER GIBBS BY KYRK ROBERTS
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October 23, 2007 In Thomas V. Gibbs’ letter “The Race Problem Again”, he writes to the editor of  the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union. Gibbs was distraught over a column he read in  the previous Sunday’s volume of the newspaper. He begins his letter by complimenting  the author of the address. However, his dilemma is with the subject issue presented by  Mrs. H. K. Ingram, the author of the address. Gibbs’ letter was written on July 19, 1980.  Gibbs begins his criticism by denouncing the idea that any southerner,  regardless of race, “does not thank God”, for the abolishment of slavery. One of Gibbs’  main points is that whites are not superior in talent or intellect to blacks. In Ingram’s 
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