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19-01-2010

Absurdity of the Color Line in George Schuyler’s Black No More1

N’Guessan Koffi Eugène

Assistant, Département d’Anglais

Université de Bouaké

Introduction

A large part of American history involves the struggle of ethnic groups against

the mainstream population in order to obtain equality and respect. In his satirical novel,

Black No More, George Schuyler works out the theme of racial superiority and

absurdity, taking as standpoint the human prejudices associated with the color of the

skin as one of the prominent and common traits to distinguish between the races. He

highlights some of the problems created by the color-line, and he specifically throws

light upon the absurdity of racial considerations2.

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