Racism in James Baldwin’s “Going to Meet the Man”
TWO PARAGRAPHS ONLY. TWO REFERENCES SHOULD BOTH JUST BE IN TEXT CITATIONS. Read James Baldwin’s “Going to Meet the Man.” This story is an imaginative leap as well as a political risk: an African American writer exploring, from the inside, the mind of a Southern white racist. Furthermore, brutal as he is , Jesse is not betrayed without a measure of sympathy: Baldwin presents him as the victim of an upbringing in a deep, inescapable culture of race hatred that culminates in a lynching. Does Baldwin succeed at this difficult and dangerous, for the time, artistic feat? Explain with examples from the text to back up your discussion. You need at least two intext citations as usual. Two full paragraphs, please.