Black Like Me - November 14, 1959 (pages 45-77) Summary & Analysis

John Howard Griffin
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November 14, 1959 (pages 45-77) Summary and Analysis

A week has passed since Griffin became a black man. He writes that he is finally getting used to rejection, but he cannot get used to the superficial courtesies from whites. He cannot bare feeling like a tenth-class citizen. He continues to further understand the hurt and despair of Southern blacks. Griffin points out that blacks are always seen as a mass, while whites are seen as individuals. Whites don't hate the individual black person, but instead they hate what they think masses of black people are.

Griffin goes to visit Sterling at the shoeshine stand. Sterling is really upset as he has just heard the results of a very important court case. In Mississippi, a black man who was in jail, was abducted by a mob and lynched. Members of the mob were not indited by...

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