Amiri Baraka “Soul Food”, Gore Vidal “Drugs”, Phyllis Mcginley “Woman Are Better Drivers”

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Amiri Baraka “Soul Food”
The argument of fact that Baraka was explaining is how black Americans have their own language and their own characteristic food because a young Negro novelist mentions that there is a flaw with black Americans. For example, the young novelist proclaimed that blacks neither have their own characteristic food nor their own language and how many people do not know what soul food is. Also, some slang terms have developed the names for soul food which creates the foods own uniqueness.
1. Baraka simply is stating some types of food they ate but he wants to prove his point about what people thought how some of the food was made and prepared. Also, Baraka argument of fact establishes that many people do not know
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First, the food is different from other cultures food. Also, many people don’t know how some of the way soul food is to be eaten to really know about soul food. Many restaurants uptown do not serve soul food. Baraka concludes that people who are at Nedicks are considered outcast because in every restaurant in Harlem, Nedicks is the only restaurant that does not serve soul food. Baracka’s argument claims that some African Americans do not know their own food culture, etc. Soul food was made from the slaves. It was food they came up with since the whites only left them with certain scraps and pieces of unwanted food whites would eat and many whites gave the slaves typical type of food such as cornmeal.
Gore Vidal “Drugs”
Vidal proclaims that it is possible for people stop most of the drug addiction and make all drugs on sell for people but make the drugs at a certain cost. Also, Vidal explains how United States was created so that any man has the right to do anything with their own free will as long as it doesn’t bother anyone else. But therefore, it makes the United States laws hypocritical because it is a crime to do drugs.
1. The sound reason logic is where he talks about how in the United States has learned nothing from the past. For instance, when the United States prohibited alcohol and by forbidding alcohol it caused thousands of deaths. Vidal claims

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