Haki R. Madhubuti

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    ways to be heard by the people was through poetry. In Nikki-Rosa and Two Poems, we are able to see a glimpse of how blacks were viewed by the whites. Also, how whites did not value African Americans as human beings. Through Nikki Giovanni and Haki R. Madhubuti poems, we can understand what the literature meant, what it meant to be an African American in those times, what we are not taught in a normal classroom, and what this meant for empowerment. Nikki Giovanni expresses in her poem, Nikki-Rosa

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    Merril Smith’s Encycolpedia of Rape defines the term “rape culture” as “one in which rape and other sexual violence against women . . . [is] both prevalent and considered the norm” (174). Rape is not a new subject in today’s society, its origins reaching far back into history. What causes rape, though? Is it the primal drive of men to exhibit dominance over all women, or do the women share the blame because of the way they dress, act, or do their makeup? Modern American culture would place the blame

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    During the Civil Rights Movement, James Baldwin wrote many articles and essays on racial issues. His unique and powerful style invoked the thoughts of many people. What also made Baldwin stand out from others was his homosexuality. Baldwin wrote several essays and novels that had a homosexual theme rooted within the story. It was through this method that Baldwin was able to express his homosexuality and at the same time present a view of black culture that was highly unacceptable during that

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    Reading resistance literature need an open mind. The reader does his or her best to understand things according to the view of the author and it is not easy for some people to agree with this point of view. Sometimes, the reader can not have a particular feeling , but the author use some descriptive words for showing emotions which he wants to present. If we study this issue carefully, we find that this issue is popular and prevalent everywhere throughout literature without taking some important

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