The Theory Of The Black Man

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between a white and a black man and settles in his mind that everyone is a human being. Griffin narrates that in his life as a black man he witnesses sociability, which is the one thing he never thought as a white man existed within the black society. Griffin had never practiced what it meant to be black, and his I position was enlightened by how the blacks behaved towards white people and what they said. In his white society, the “I” position regarding blacks was not quite a real picture of the blacks experience in the racist society. As a black man, he saw things in a new light and realized how racism was established among white people. According to the Dialogical theory, the two selves adopted by Griffin outstandingly transformed his general sense of self and his view of the black and white cultural standings. He formed a situation for discourse between his two selves, which consequently caused him to acquire a completely new perspective concerning racism. He had a one on one experience with the fate of black man in a racist society, and in this instance, he was emotionally in touch with the affairs of a black man. He says that he had felt the beginnings of loneliness, not because he was a Negro but because the man he had become, the self he knew, was hidden in the self of another. He reports that this was a devastating experience. He realized his skin color would radically change the manner in which he experienced himself. Griffin describes that his face had assumed the
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