The Nhilistic threat is part of the larger narrative of African Americans in these lands

The Nhilistic threat is part of the larger narrative of African Americans in these lands

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Nhilism The Nhilistic threat is part of the larger narrative of African Americans in these lands. Nhilism as defined by Cornel West is the lived experience of coping with a life of horrifying meaninglessness, hoplessness and most important lovelessness (Boaten, Ferguson, 896). The first seeds of the nihilistic 0threat could be traced back to the first slave ships that made the trek through the middle passage. The horrifying experiences endured by the Africans on those ships created a hopelessness that led some to jump into the ocean and throw their children overboard. Dr. West's piece states that the Nihilistic threat is more prevalent now because of what some consider a systematic deconstruction of the black community values. There are two pivotal points to this idea. The first element of this scheme would be related to Richard Wright's 12 million voices where the nihilistic threat in its modern form first appears. Wright captured the despair and hopelessness that began to take shape in the post reconstruction south during the share cropping era. As the years waned the hopelessness, lovelessnes, and meaninglessness began to root itself in the black community. The fact that the lords of land owned the land and everything that it produced created a sense of futility in the
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The Nhilistic threat is part of the larger narrative of African Americans in these lands

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