CliffsNotes on Griffin's Black Like Me

CliffsNotes on Griffin's Black Like Me

CliffsNotes on Griffin's Black Like Me

CliffsNotes on Griffin's Black Like Me

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On first learning the theme of Black Like Me, most people find it remarkable that a Southern white would change the color of his skin and become a black man, even for a few weeks. Was he motivated, they wonder, by curiosity--a desire to experience as many sides of life as possible? Was it simply that he was paid very well for his account of his experiences as a black man? Or was this an extraordinary man--one possessing a rare amount of compassion and courage--who sincerely wished to understand and to communicate to other whites the true effects of their racism on the day-to-day life of blacks?

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