The Color Of The Black And White Community Essay examples

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In Stamps, Angelou stated that the worlds of the black and white community are so separated from each other, a metaphorical curtain is pulled down between the black community towards all things white. Unable to get anything if the color is white because the white people are so prejudiced against them. “ A light shade had been pulled down between the Black community and all things white, but one could see through it enough to develop a fear-admiration-contempt for the white ‘things’.....”(47). Angelou wants the reader to see the oppression and discrimination the Black community has been through because of the color of their skin, or because they were once slaves. To the reader, the White community is but a mystery, only knowing what happens in the Black community. Showing the both communities are cut off, and isolated from each other. Yet what also hap. pens due to the isolation of each community is that Angelou shows the reader how different they are from each other. Angelou attempts to display the way each community spends their money. The white people spend lavishly and largely on trying to see who has the larger car, the better house, or nicer clothes, they were also greedy and refused to give to the people in need. Black people were exactly the opposite, they were never greedy, and always spent their money on the materials they need to survive. “Whatever was given by Black people to other Blacks was most probably needed as desperately by the donor as by the receiver...I…

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