Black Like Me: Overcoming The Effects Of Racism

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Jack Reiman Black Like Me has inspired many African Americans in America since John Griffin’s social experiment and has helped eliminate racism. Griffin helped change the way that blacks look at life and how whites view blacks in modern day society. Blacks were treated horribly in the 50’s, and today, blacks are slowly overcoming the effects of paternalism. Paternalism is still a large problem in today’s society, and as the 60 year span takes place these racial problems will fade away. Racism was a large problem during Griffin’s time and is still a problem in society today. Extreme racism was seen in Griffin’s time because of hate groups such as the Klu Klux Klan. It was common to see a black hanging from a noose, or for a “nigger lover”
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