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Native Son by Richard Wright
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Feb 22, 2012

it was amazing
Read from February 09 to 17, 2012

I had a love/hate relationship with Native Son and that's due to the emotional toll that occurred during its reading. Richard Wright was capable of doing what The Confession and A Time to Kill did not. It unmasked and revealed the ideology behind a poor black man's thinking in time of racial tension and inequality. It's not just about a crime being committed by a black man to a white person, but it focus on the crime of how a black individual is born and raised in a modern day slavery of his soul. For the first time ever, did I really sympathize and understand what it was like for a black man during that time. And it allows me to truly open my eyes and leverage its feelings towards today's youth. This book is classic!
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