The Story Of An African-American Narrator

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In an unfortunate series of events, the narrator is expelled from the college before his junior year closes. The president of the school, sends him to New York along with ten sealed envelopes. The narrator believes they are letters of recommendation, but soon finds out that the president was simply confirming the boy’s expulsion while trying to save the reputation of the school. This discovery of ‘betrayal’ unveils the reality that, despite the two men being African-American, there were members of minorities that allowed the beliefs of a white-dominated society to dictate how they treated individuals of their own race in order to prosper. Realizing he cannot return to the South immediately, the narrator sets out to find a stable job. He finds

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