The Fire Next Time - Study Guide Section 2, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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After a brief speculative discussion of where the Nation of Islam gets its money, the author turns to an extensive consideration of whether the Nation's goals (eliminating the white race from America, the black race taking power) can realistically be accomplished. He clearly expresses the opinion that logistically those goals are impossible, the main reason being the relatively small number of (financially disadvantaged) blacks compared to the large numbers of (relatively wealthy and much more influential) whites. He indicates that he supports the necessity for the cultural transformation sought by the Nation of Islam. Yet expresses the doubt that such change will ever happen because of the complete reluctance, even inability, for whites to see that such change is even desirable, let alone necessary. This inability, he suggests, comes from a profound socio-cultural unwillingness to face several realities - the reality of being...

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