The Negro's Poem In I, Too Sing America

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Register to read the introduction… The black man was lynched, maimed and burnt, while the black woman was raped and desecrated. Lynching of the black on the charge of raping a white woman was one of the most commonplace events. Fear to the race and hatred, for the black was a common behavior of the white masses. The treatments to the blacks becomes evident in the following lines of “I, too sing America”
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
Hence the stanza shows that the black worker doesn't find any place in the heart of the whites. He is sent to the background by the company bosses who are indifferent towards the blacks. The African American feels lonely in the northern city where there are large

The Negro feels lonesome in the northern city where there are a large number of people, yet he still feels lost in the Poem “One” he relates his profound sense of isolation
As a bottle of licker
On a table
All by itself.
The whites don’t permit the political freedom to the blacks. Blacks are deprived of their basic necessities of life. They don’t have a proper place to live in. Their miserable condition is shown in the poem
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The blacks want a chance to eek out a decent living and have equal rights across America. Langston Hughes says “undemocratic doings take place in the shadow of the world’s greatest democracy” The blacks have no right to participate in the political affairs. Langston Hughes poetry is also preoccupied with the social problems faced by the blacks. Man is called a social animal. Blacks are not given the equal place in the society. The poet shows this inequality in the poem “Merry Go Round” the social whites have no sympathy even for a young black child. He has to sit in a segregated section. Hughes

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