Summary: Civilization Among Black-Americans

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MEDICAL PRACTIONERS SHORTAGE AMONG BLACK-AMERICANS Name: Tony Mwangi Course: Civilization in US Date: 25th November, 2014 Introduction The theme in this article proposes that African Americans are in a unique way skilled in artistic power which may be very important to the development of a nation. According to Locke, BlackAmerican people are more naturally talented with artistic skills compared to Caucasians. He believes that art is glamorous, a luxury. Confronting adversity enables the Black-American artists to tap into a creative circulation of thought and ideas that those who have prior experience cannot artistically compete with.1 Art is an indication of civilizations and race. To the author, spirituals are also inherently parts and…show more content…
These aspects can be traced back from the slavery era, and hence use art at a way of teeming with sadness and bitterness. The author believes that Black-Americas utilize these influential songs to utter their artistic potential in its simplest form. According to Daniels, the “civilized” white people owes to the soul-utterances of its black counterpart numerous moments of joy not to recognize ungrudging the considerable fact that what the Black has attained is of great civilizing worth. To the author, Negroes got the same opportunities and education facilities of the whites.2 Criteria of Negro Art The above topic presents work done by Du Bois. The author explores the value of the artistic potential found in the black people and the manner that it has been absorbed into the American culture. The position of the black race has always faced series of criticisms and often been considered feeble.3 The author suggests that the only remedy to the matter is to behave as if there is no color difference between human races. After many years of holding back the true Negro…show more content…
The black people in America were deprived of their right to understand their skills in crafts.4 The White America race has always stifled the attempts of numerous black artists. This has resulted to the question of whether the Black idea that gained support from the whites is the only one that is still there. According to historical evidence, there were and still are numerous systems of Black art that have endured racial bigotry. However, they may not have had the spotlight or acknowledgement that they ought to have had. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the black people in America to preserve what they still have and to make famous what they has been ignored in the past and have not had opportunities to express.5 The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain The theme here is based on Hughes’ story of Negro poet who admires being a white poet. By a white poet he implies being a white writer or artist. This was manifested at the time when Black community was realizing that it was not very difficult to become like whites or white poets and other artists in American society. During the time, artists such as writers, poets and musicians in the black community were ignored and frustrated by racial bigotry.6 Conclusion Today, there are numerous Black American writers and poets whose works are very popular throughout the world. It is not easy to imagine that just a few decades ago there was such attitudes change. The Black American families during that time would
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