The Wife of His Youth
People often make the categories of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, physical condition, etc., contend for the title of most oppressed. Within “race,” various populations groups then compete for that top spot. Through the book, The Wife of His Youth, by Charles Wadell Chesnutt one can learn that racism existed within the “race,” colored mattered, and that racism evolves throughout the racial history.
Racism existed within the race. People within
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racial history and draw strength from our understandings. Also today one has to acknowledge the fact that other races exist, not only blacks. In doing so, one has to proceed with both boldness and infinite care. Talking race is an intellectual minefield; for every social observation, one can find three contradictions and four necessary qualifications. Crawling through the complexity, it helps to think: “keep your eye on the prize, which is uniting against the monster.”