philosophy

philosophy

In “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow” Richard Wright narrates some of the most horrific racial Incidents of his childhood and early manhood. In the first chapter of Nobody Knows .1fv• Name titled “The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American” James Baldwin writes: “I left America because… I wanted to prevent myself from becommg merely a Negro” (p. 3). In the introduction to the same book he states: “In America, the color of my skm had stood between myself and me; in Europe, that barrier was down. Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightemng than to be divested of a crutch” (pp. xi — xii).
What are these two authors telling us? Is it related, in any way, to “bad faith”? How would you say what they are telling us is related, if it is, to Sartre’s distinction between facticicv and transcendence? Is any of what they say related to Nietzsche’s idea of “Giving style to one’s character” and what he refers to as “The great health”?
Respond to the above in a three to five-page paper. Organize your thoughts, edit your and develop your paper by engagmg what the question is concerned with. Your paper should be presented in a clear and coherent manner and must be typed, double spaced, and in 12 pitch.

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