Soul on Ice - White Woman, Black Man, Convalescence Summary & Analysis

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White Woman, Black Man, Convalescence Summary and Analysis

Cleaver attributes a major step toward bridging the racial gap to several events - John F. Kennedy's election to the presidency, the introduction of the Twist, changing music and musicians including Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Cleaver says the two races have been divided by an imaginary line and that the blacks have traditionally been the ones to attempt to bridge that gap.

In this case, the whites are invading. For some, it could be ironic that the hula-hoop and the Twist are the catalysts for the change. Cleaver attributes it to a dormant desire of those in the upper class (which he calls the Mind) to be more physical. The Twist and the hula-hoop provide a socially acceptable opportunity for those upper class people to be more physical - even in public...

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