Soul on Ice - White Woman, Black Man, The Primeval Mitosis Summary & Analysis

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White Woman, Black Man, The Primeval Mitosis Summary and Analysis

Cleaver begins the chapter with his version of the beginning of humankind, including the establishment of the sexes. He suggests that the forerunner of humans climbed from the primordial ooze and split into male and female, and that the two sexes have always sought to reunite. He calls this the "Primeval Urge" and says it sets the basis for heterosexuality. Cleaver contends that society decides what the ultimate form of masculine and feminine beauty is to be, and that most people are driven to attain that in themselves. Cleaver then begins a discussion of the societal classes that govern. He refers to the leader as the "Godhead" and says that could be the president, dictator, king or chairman. He calls those with delegated power below the Godhead "Omnipotent Administrators...

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