Native Son Essay | Student Essay

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Native Son: A Personal Response

Summary: Native Son by Richard Wright is an excellent book that should be required reading in schools. It is an eye-opening piece of work for those who have not been previously exposed to African-American culture, as it holds the power to expose the horrors of racism to young Americans.
For my summer reading project this year, I was assigned to read the book Native Son by Richard Wright. When I began reading, I must admit that I was slightly surprised that a book with that amount of graphicness was required reading in high school, but as I read farther into it, I began to realize what the book was really about. Though the main character, Bigger Thomas, a black rapist and murderer, and seemingly horrible person, this book is meant to raise awareness about the destructiveness of racism and to show how immoral it is. It gave me, an extremely white girl from Alaska, an inside look to something I had never experienced for myself. I have been discriminated against for many things, from being a cheerleader to being a nerd, but I have never been discriminated against for the color of my skin...

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