Oppression Of People Of Color Essay
Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated nonviolence to suppress oppression in his essay, “The Power of Nonviolent Action.” King's factual and reasoned approach is intended to win his adversaries over by appealing to their …show more content…
Furthermore, Franz Fanon in his novel “Decolonizing, National Culture, and the Negro Intellectual” questions the basic assumptions of colonialism. He questions whether violence is a tactical assumption of colonialism. Fanon questions whether native intellectuals who have adapted western methods of thought and support slow decolonization are in fact part of the same technology of control that the white world employs to exploit colonized. Fanon states that in order for the native intellectual, “to ensure his salvation and to escape from the supremacy of the white man’s culture the native feels the need to turn backward toward his unknown roots and to lose himself at whatever costing his own barbarous people,” thus turning himself into the defender of his people (Fanon, 362). Fanon questions whether the colonized world should copy the west or develop a whole new set of values and ideas. In all these questionings of basic assumptions of colonization Fanon exposes the methods of control the white world uses to hold down the colonies. Fanon calls for a radical break with colonial culture and supports violence as necessary solution for this break.
Moreover, W.E.B. Du Bois’s “Double-Consciousness and the Veil” portrays the invisibility of black America, the separation between whites and blacks, and the obstacles that blacks face in