Racial Issues In George S. Schuyler's Black No More

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If the racial problem stemmed from skin differences amongst Americans, then fixing it would require eliminating the one less desired. The country would be washed away of the Negro American, and the nation could collectively draw their attention to more pertinent issues such as the education gap and wealth distribution haunting poor and middle-class Americans alike. Certainly, this proposal shimmied through the mind of Dr. Junius Crookman, a scientist that sought to fix the racial issue by birthing a White nation who believed “if there were no Negroes, there could be no Negro problem”. This process required no more than a genetic modification mimicking that of vitiligo, a skin disease that scatters pigmentation. Coupled with a hair-straightening …show more content…
Schuyler’s Black No More, the ramifications of simplistic problem-solving for America’s racial issue are chronicled through the story’s characters as we follow the story of Max Disher, a black American who became the first patient of Crookman’s fifty-dollar deal, as he climbs to power by abusing the ignorance of racist whites and eagerness of defeatist …show more content…
Economically speaking, Black No More, Inc., served as a negative, invasive company that relegated surrounding companies. Businesses that relied on racial divide to thrive and consequently collapsed as there were no more Negro Americans. Similarly, the political Negroes could no longer speak on the “sufferings and privations of the downtrodden Black workers”. The instances in which a Negro “was barred from a theater or fried to a crisp” were continually nonexistent, so income for Black political and socioeconomic businesses wholly decreased. These establishments were built on the racial system created in America, so removing the racial system offered no time for Black business owners to react properly. As a result of Black No More, Inc., Negro business collapsed, apartments were increasingly vacated as suburban neighborhoods increased in population, and the White population increased overall. Considering both white and black Americans fuel their own desires to profit as much as possible, would they miss the racial divide in America if it truly did vanish? Is there a love for racism from both black and white

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