James Baldwin's " Notes of a Native Son" Essay by The Research Group

James Baldwin's " Notes of a Native Son"
Examines essays on the denial of significance of race in Amer. society related to white-black relations & perceptions & the O.J. Simpson murder case.
# 20832 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2003 in Literature (American) , African-American Studies (General)

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"This study will examine the issue of racial denial or masking as it is considered by James Baldwin in his book Notes of a Native Son, and the related issue of the rage which exists beneath the surface of such denial. In American society today, in a number of forms, this denial of the significance of race, and the rage which such denial masks, have been fully exposed in the national obsession with the trial of O.J. Simpson for the murder of his white ex-wife and her white male friend.
In the first place, as we can gather fairly from Baldwin's arguments, the claim that somehow the issue of race has become dead or unimportant today is a claim which can only be made in a state of denial. As Baldwin writes,

The conundrum of color is the inheritance of every American, be he/she legally or actually Black or White..."

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