"Coming Of Age In Mississippi" by Anne Moody
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From the Paper:Racism permeated every aspect of southern life style and thus every part of an Afro-American's life, from his self-perception to his basic economic condition. It was almost impossible to overcome because it was ingrained into the thinking of everyone, both black and white. The older blacks felt that things would never improve, but could get worse if they participated in the movement. Their goals were basic subsistence. The middle-class blacks would lose their jobs if they marched or tried to register to vote. Consequently, the students provided much of the energy in the civil rights movement because they had the least to lose and the most amount of foresight. Moody was pessimistic upon seeing that the movement did not represent a cross section of the population.
Racism, which was born of slavery's economic foundation, continued to control the black family's economic condition. It was
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