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Black And White By James Cone

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‘How does come use the term “black” and white” James Cone postulated that “to be black is to be a human in a condition of social oppression involving the affirming in which the oppressor regarded as degrading”. In addition to this, cone argued that society has misinterpreted the meaning of black due to the fact that society is a institution ran by ‘white’ people. Blackness is not “criminality” in fact “black is … beautiful; oppressors have made it ugly.” James Cone defines the oppressor to be ‘white’, he argues that the oppressors are homogenous as they impose their beliefs on ‘black’ people. For example attending the opera in James Cones perspective is seen as a ‘white’ agenda. Furthermore, ‘white’ people are those who force ‘black’
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