The first three chapters of “White on Black” are all captioned under the title of “Africa”, which makes up the first part of the book. In these first three chapters of the book, Jan Nederveen Pieterse brings out the total theme or idea of the birth of European supremacy over the African. …
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The general presentation of the author can be described as coherent, well organized and precise. This was achieved through a number of means including the chronology of events, starting right from the medieval times and entering perfectly in colonial periods, then transiting into the periods of slavery and its abolition. There was also a lot of visual rather than the abstract understanding of concepts presented due to the image rich nature of the presentation. In all the arguments, quality can be said to be a key principle because the author avoided being subjective in most of the cases. Rather than being subjective, the writer was very objective with events and activities as they happened in history. The nature of the selection of events made in the chapters under consideration also makes the arguments of high quality because it would be noted that only arguments that related directly to the central theme of the chapters and the book in, general were focused on. Whiles doing this, the writer paid particular attention to the use of evidence by largely quoting secondary sources and in some cases, primary sources. The use of secondary evidence was however ore than primary evidence, making the chapters have some level of doubt with the credibility of evidence as secondary sources are not firsthand sources. Instead of the overreliance on secondary sources, there are key primary evidences or sources that could have been of importance to the material if used. For example there remain primary evidence of some key acts of Black discrimination, slavery and abuse of power against what the author captures as the Black Continent in most museums around the world. Regardless of the absence of sufficient primary evidence and sources, it can be said that the arguments that were presented by the writer were highly persuasive. The commonest element of writing that the writer used in achieving such high level of persuasion was the fact that arguments were presented devoid of subjective and discretional judgments of events. This way, the reader is presented with an opportunity of descending very deeply into the arguments made and making personalized judgments in
The author of the book Frantz Fanon was born in 1925 in a middle class French colony of Martinique. He spent most of the part of his life in France and also completed his education in French language. His personal background has also played vital role in determining his competency to write on this subject.
This is because all men are believed to be considering the cases of race as an element in their lives. It is also difficult for some people in the society to always consider the aspect or theory of race not knowing that practice and theory rarely coincide. The Black Athena revolves around the contexts of anthropology, Egyptology, linguistics, history of science and the ancient history.
Mark twain’s the Caucasian book starts by telling us where we know his from which is from the book of the adventures of tom sawyer. How the book ended by Judge Thatcher putting their money out on interest. He was taken by a widow who was allowed to civilize him, but because that life was boring he went back to the streets as an urchin.
However, these criticisms do not diminish the important contribution made by Fanon for a deeper analysis would reveal the sexual relations and tensions between white men and women and black men and women. Fanon's work revealed that the roots of black-white as well as male-female conflict run deep in our collective histories.
Dealing specifically with the problems inherent in language and culture, Fanon argues that the black man can only define himself negatively "in relation to the white man"; he is forced to exist in several senses simultaneously corresponding to the roles in which he is cast (Fanon 2002, 333).
to the races on the general approach of the disparities of injustice, education quality and the general provision of rights to the blacks and whites, Booker T. Washington proposes and backs up a new paradigm shift in the focus to this issues which are crippling the relations
One thing for a fact is that, most books on race and ethnicity talk of the same issues on equality between the human race and different ethnic communities. In effect, a reader should be forgiven if they did not pick such books to form part of their read since reiteration of
The researcher says that the book tries to explore the myth or theory of the human intellectual superiority that extends back to the ancient times of the Greek history. The content of this theory was based on the pillars of racism as shown in the theory of Aryan origins. They were considered as the northern predominantly most civilized people.
The writer presents a multiethnic fabric with brilliancy and understanding, and all the characters are fully and vibrantly sketched. The dialogues were humorous, sensitive, sensible and without pretension. The writer received rave reviews for her first book.
At the first reading the article sounds well rounded and the inherent assumptions seem quite without any contradictions. But I am motivated to ask certain counter questions while reading it so as to critique the nature of "white" privilege she assumes to be directly a by-product of nothing but a segregated education of the whites for the whites and also most importantly skin color.
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