Awareness of Racism in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Fire Next Time as well as Contemporary Society: How Literature can Increase Awareness
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The following research has to do with racism and awareness of it. Raising awareness about racism has had a pivotal role in past political movements and in today’s society it can still bring about profound social changes. These literary works depict the phenomenon of racism and what happens when someone becomes aware of racism through either personal experience or realization by means of political movements like the Civil Rights Movement. This depiction is one of the reasons why literature can be powerful in gaining awareness about racism as it exposes its readers to first-hand experiences of people of color who suffered as a consequence of racism.