Analysis Of White America's Broken Heart By Charles Blow

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An Ever Changing Country Although it has been decades since slavery ended, racism is still a profound controversy in the United States today. Charles Blow describes some of these levels of racism and its effects on people in the United States in his article “White America’s ‘Broken Heart’”. The article, as can be deciphered by the title, is about how white Americans today are handling the changing situations of equality in the United States. Blow published this article February 4, 2016, on The New York Times’ Opinion Pages on their website. Many Americans assume that racism is almost completely gone in today’s society, but Blow believes that it still lingers and is affecting the health of Caucasians in America. Blow describes in his …show more content…
Blow has been writing for The New York Times Opinion Editorial pages since 2008. All of his articles are either of politics, racism, or both mixed together. His article “White America’s ‘Broken Heart’” is intended for the general public, anyone who is willing to read it and is being brought up freshly due to the recent debates in politics and the presidential races. Blow is trying to get his word out there so people can see how racism is still a big part of this nation, even if it is not stated or expressed completely. This could be a change for many voters as Blow shows the sides of some nominees who may or may not be a strong advocate for working on equality. In the past few years, the news has been full of stories of African Americans being shot to death by cops, neighbors, or just people passing through. These have been large cases, causing many riots and a reopened wound of racism for the whole country to deal with together and many opinions are being asked by presidential nominees and other big political …show more content…
Blow says that “Much of America’s past is the story of white people benefiting from a system that white people designed and maintained…” and therefore “the placing of the lamp of truth near the seesaw of privilege and oppression, has provoked a profound sense of discomfort and even anger” (Blow, screen 1). He is very careful to make sure his points are not too harsh from the beginning, taking it slow to build up the purpose of his article at the beginning with phrases of sharing and briefly going over a possible internal debate white America is having currently. When he reaches the middle of his article, he then turns it and hits a climax where he then explains, with a lot of passion, what he believes is happening now. He keeps the article very formal, and it is published online in an editorial, therefore making it easier to gain access to his article and possibly others of

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