Frantz Fanon’s Chapters, “Negro and Language” and “Fact of Blackness” from the book, Black Skin, White Masks

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October 26, 2019
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October 26, 2019

A response to the idea of the “alienation” of the Black Man (meaning all colonized people) and his “dis-alienation” as outlined in Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks. Fanon argues that the “Black” is a creation of white knowledge. Based on the non-white color of his skin, the colonized has been racialized into the white person’s inferior other. Furthermore, western education conditions the colonized to believe in these Western concept of “Black” as true and without alternatives. The consequences are internalizing inferiority complex and hatred of the black skin. According to Fanon the oppressed have to reject the black identity that is a white construct and create their own. In other words, to attain true liberation from colonialism, the black man has to escape being a black and become “human.”
As in essays prior structure essay 4 around a focus, which is also a thesis statement. Avoid writing paraphrases and summaries of the main text for the sake of it. You must have a point to prove. To validate your position say on whether “blackness” is an entrapment made by the white colonizer, you have to choose lines from the two chapters that speak to this point.

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