"Lakota Woman" and "Black Boy"
A discussion of "Lakota Woman" by Mary Crow Dog & Richard Erdoes and "Black Boy (American Hunger): A Record of Childhood and Youth" by Richard Wright.
# 26805 | 1,580 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on May 18, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Native-American Studies (General)
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This paper looks at two different autobiographies written by Sioux activist Mary Crow Dog and African-American writer Richard Wright. This paper shows the many similarities between the oppressive conditions endured by their people and the initiatives they used in the struggle for equality.
From the Paper:"The histories of oppressed minorities in the United States have all begun very differently, but throughout the twentieth century they have developed as many similarities as differences. African Americans, for example, were brought to America against their will and forced into slavery where they were encouraged to increase in number because they were considered valuable 'property' essential to the economy of the Southern states. Native Americans, on the other hand, were forced off their own lands, robbed of their traditional means of survival, and systematically murdered any time they occupied lands the European Americans wanted."
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