Blackass Themes & Motifs

A. Igoni Barrett
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Racial Injustice

Barrett uses satire to express the recurring theme of racial injustice in order to express his worldview, which claims that people place too much importance on race as a factor when making judgements about others, and these judgements lead to unfair privileges being given to some races over others. An example of Barrett’s satirical method in use is the scene in which a mixed-race baby with a black mother mistakes Furo for his father. The comedic nature of this scene is exemplified by the absurdity of a child thinking a stranger is his father. However, Barrett uses this light approach to provoke thought in the reader. At face value, the scene is funny, but the line in which the narrator says that even a baby makes the mistake of thinking that “one slight difference constitutes an individual” (235), Barrett brings his worldview to light. He...

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