On the other hand the whites are also haunted by two deep fears intermixing

On the other hand the whites are also haunted by two

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On the other hand the whites are also haunted by two deep fears -- intermixing between both races and most of all losing their centuries old mastery over their Negro slaves. NOVEMBER 27, 1959 Griffin decides to stop the medication and allow his skin to become lighter gradually with time, as he has had more than enough of hate and hostility from the whites. This is a turning point in the book that Griffin has after three weeks of excruciating of dealing with being black. NOVEMBER 28, 1959
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Brena Adams Sociology 101 Notes- Black Like Me 10/21/2015 The author leaves the hotel at night, as the sight of a white man leaving a black locality might cause trouble. The author here compares and contrasts life and living once again as a white, with what he has been experiencing for the last three weeks as a Negro. He dramatically describes the taut tension he now feels when he passes a Negro teenager on the street, the same that he felt earlier when a white bully was stalking him. Only this youth is not a bully but is himself afraid of the author and so the situation is different. After the three weeks of receiving constant humiliation from the whites, the author finds it difficult to digest the complete contrast in the treatment that he receives. He enters an elegant white hotel and the white clerks register him, surround him with smiles, send him to his comfortable room, accompanied by a Negro who carries his bags and accepts his tip with a bow. This change in attitude momentarily fills him with happiness as he realizes fatransformation is also traumatic as he realizes that now, once again, there is a great distance between him and the Negroes. NOVEMBER 29, 1959 Griffin clearly shows deep insights into the white man’s false perceptions of the Negro, his life and times. He reflectively describes how the whites beneath all their warm smiles and tall talks were in fact totally unaware of the situation of the Negroes who passed them on the street. Because the Negro long ago learned he must tell them what they want to hear, not what is. No wonder they assumed and presumed that the Negro is this or that or the other, but did not really and truly know him. In today’s entry the author also reveals his surprisingly similar fate as a white and as a Negro. When he walks alone through a Negro quarter as a white, he gets the same "shriveling" treatment from the Negroes which he had earlier got as a Negro from the whites. He is left wondering if either race knew what went on secretly in the minds and hearts of the other. DECEMBER 1, 1959 Griffin describes his experiences as he follows his dramatic, yet dangerous, technique of going back and forth between being black and white. He describes this painful process whereby he would go through an area as a Negro by day and then usually at night, remove the dyes with cleansing cream and pass through the same area as a white man.
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