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The White Image in the Black Mind Review

The White Image in the Black Mind Review

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Partial review(ch.5 &6) of Prof. Mia Bay's seminal text- The White Image in the Black Mind.
Partial review(ch.5 &6) of Prof. Mia Bay's seminal text- The White Image in the Black Mind.

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Published by: Khary Pestaina on Jun 24, 2011
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II. The Racial Thought of the Slaves
Ch.5 ³Devils and Good People Walking de Road at de Same Time´White People in Black Folk ThoughtKhary WorldPeaceAMH 5905 Slavery & EmancipationProfessor A. DialloSummer 2011
 
Description & Definition of ³White´ by former slaves pg. 151
Former slaves¶ reluctance to discuss white behavior pg.151
Discretion & Reticence in Former slaves¶ testimonies pg.152
 Accuracy, Reliability & Truthfulness issues in slave narrativespg. 152-153
Richness & Complexity in Ex-slaves¶ testimony pg. 153
The decision to tell it all«or not! pg. 153
MAJOR POINTS
³Freedman Jack Maddox told his interviewer he loved whitefolks µlike a dog loves [a] hickory [stick]«I can say thesethings now«I¶d say them anywhere-in the court house-before the judges, before God. µCause they done done all tome that they can do´ pg. 153
 
³White folks µjes naturally different from darkies´
How Whites defined Blacks
pg.153
³«the racial thought of the slaves is profoundlydifferent from that of whites of the same era for whomrace served´ pg. 153
Race used by whites was ³a social construction thathelped µproduce and maintain relations of power &subordination¶´ pg. 154
³White supremacy provided white workers with animportant source of status and positive self-definition´pg.154
³Cultural and social differences divided [blacks] from[whites]«received further reinforcement from a varietyof inescapable forms of legal, civil, and politicaldiscrimination that set black Americans apart fromwhite Americans´ pg.154

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