The Game That Can

The Game That Can - The Game That Can't Be Won Not all African-Americans accepted the plan for survival and advancement touted by leaders such as

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The Game That Can't Be Won Not all African-Americans accepted the plan for survival and advancement touted by leaders such as Washington. The younger generation of black southerners, many of them more educated and less fearful of white authority, rejected accommodation, even as a strategy to earn new rights. They were far more cynical than their predecessors for they believed that by playing by white rules, blacks would forever lose. Success could not be attained, they resolved, without provoking white resentment and inviting retaliation. The intimidation, harassment, terrorism, and violence they endured betrayed any expectations for meaningful change and convinced them that the "American Dream" did not apply to them. The Risk of Revolution Why, then, didn't black southerners in the Jim Crow South retaliate against their white oppressors? Why didn't they stage a mass revolution? Why didn't whole communities take up arms against those who after Radical Reconstruction had employed violence to strip them of
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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The Game That Can - The Game That Can't Be Won Not all African-Americans accepted the plan for survival and advancement touted by leaders such as

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