I Am Not Your Negro Analysis

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In the documentary “I am not Your Negro” directed by Raoul Peck, the most memorable moment for me is the section focuses on integration at American public school. It is difficult for me to believe that many people march on the street only because an African American girl is going to school with the white kids, and I feel really angry and shocked when people are saying things like “when a negro child walk into the school, all decent parents should take their white children out of the broken school”, or “God can forgive adultery, but he is angry about integration ”. Even though those comments and events can have a huge impact on social discrimination and hurt to African American, they are real things that happened in the American history, and…show more content…
Juxtaposition allows the audiences to realize the similarity of the current time and the past. The United States is still prospering while the African Americans are suffering. I agree with the message that has been conveyed through the juxtaposition, but I have to admit that discrimination toward African Americans is much better now than the past. Also, I understand the fact that it will take a lot of time for any countries to achieve a hundred percent racial equality, especially for such a diverse country like the United States. It is always difficult to accept people who are different with us, and it’s a big progress already for African Americans to gain the freedom they have now. According to James Baldwin, “not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” The biggest mistake white Americans made in the past was that they chose to avoid the fact that African Americans are part of their country as well, and the more they avoid this fact, the more ridiculous excuses they would find to support their cruel treatments to African

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