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Nigger, Watch Your Back.. [ Inspired By A Book I Read, By Richard Wright**: The Ethics Of Living Jim Crow; Short; African-American Civil Rights; Racial Discrimination ]

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Richard Wright (1908-1960)died of a heart attack.

When growing up, ‘black', in Mississippi, he learned to watch his "nigger" back,
i.e. he learned ‘his place' in dealings with the dominating ‘Southern Whites'.
He didn't live long enough to witness emerging U.S. "Civil Rights".

President Lincoln's 1860s Emancipation Proclamation "freed" slaves.
Blacks could no longer be owned, BUT, for many, "plagued" could be their days.

(winter 2018-2019)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: american history,civil rights,slavery
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
[ Bri's Notes: Author Richard Wright's grandparents were been born into slavery and freed as a result of the American Civil War.Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century.

To "watch one's back" means to be careful, which could mean to stay out of trouble or be ready to defend against injury. ]
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Valentin Savin 21 July 2019

Congratulations. After all, you didn't spend your time in vain in NC reading in the lab all sorts of material. You became an ardent defender of the fighters against racial discrimination. Do blacks steel have to " watch their backs? "

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Kumarmani Mahakul 30 April 2019

This is an amazing and brilliant poem wisely penned on perceptional history.

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