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Black like me versus The Skin I'm In-Toronto life.
The subject of this book, "Black like me" is the experience of the white author of white racism. He temporally changes himself to b lack. This theme of white racism is described as the story of men who interferes with the bodies and souls of other men. They in the process damage themselves. Generally, racism spoils the heart, intelligence and body. This is not only of the blacks or the oppressed but makes also the oppressors, the whites cruel.
This book, "BLACK LIKE ME" is a real life review of how a white author, John Howard Griffin, experienced in a temporary of himself from white to black. This meant that he would inexperience the black exploitation and oppression. This begins in October 1959. The author decided to go through medical treatment that would change his skin color. This is an historical action for a white person at the moment of rising white racism. The development of the autobiography of the book, narrates the daily basis, up to August 1960, the several experiences of the author as a Negro; the positive, unfavorable and the displeasing that the author encountered personally. He is denied the basics including water, food, shelter, rest and also toilet. His mind is damaged through fear and hate in additional. Being identified as a laborer and consumer, and for the pleasure and leisure of the white people.
This book also portrays other matters and people. The author meets many ordinary black people, men and women. Apart from the fact of being strangers, they show him polite behavior and liberality. An example of such people is the Sterling Williams, the shoeshine black man. He is the first author's black friend. In Atlanta, e also makes a meet of other unusual Negro Men. They reveal to him the levels they have reached against all obstacles and odds and how they contributed to the black cause and their black brotherhood. Other common sensible whites he meets assist him strive through his hard moments.
There was also the uncommon white men in the media, not because of their fame and name, but also morally good, ready to support the truth under any circumstances. Such person is the journalist P.D East, his friend giving support with his wife and also child. The others are ready to explain his story as whole. Lastly, the truth in author's experiment ends and returns home once again as a white. He returns as bouquets from liberal and moderate whites, some weapons from the conservative whites, but uncivilized reactionary whites, mostly hometown . When his figures is publicly displayed, he loses courage but feels freed from falseness. He gets threats of castration from a Negro school near his house but it does not appear as a public violence. When the truth in the experiment comes out, the author accompanied by his family is forced to migrate to Mexico leaving America. But, before leaving he had hopes that the white racism would not create black racism.
The book touches on the innocence and the simplicity of the blacks. This is truly inspiring. They are not mean to their oppressor also though they are alienated and marginalized. To their fellow blacks, they show extensive love and politeness and even strangers. The book is shocking and very exciting . It's not satisfied with statistics and generalizations on the problem of black. It's a preventive casting of the white society. It's very bitter on this theme of white racism as it gives insights to their support and to each other. The effects is also applied to the strangers. Its peak is hopeless and hateful but finally gives a hopeful outcome.
In contrast, d espite the technological innovation as well as the fight against racism on color issue, in Canada, this has been the order of the day. The character in this story has been actually faced more than fifty police interrogation in the city of Toronto. Exactly, individuals are segregated though the population of blacks is high in the region. The author feels actually intimidated though he is happy with his skin color. He has faced quite different scenarios where the