African-American Dream In Roxane Gay's 'Hear Me'

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In Roxane Gay’s Feel Me. See Me. Hear Me. Touch Me. She makes some good points about African-American lives, though I have to disagree with others. Gay makes the point that African-American people are more than nothing and will accomplish their dreams, which is true, but the examples and other points she uses aren’t. Gay shares that many African-American people have not reached well dreams in society, or they are unable to on their own, which is far from true. “ At some point, we have to stop selling every black child in this country the idea that he or she only needs to hold a ball or a microphone to achieve something.” The first false example is how she sees African-American sitcom characters being nothing more than lawyers and sassy friends.
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