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Life as an ethnic minority is always hard in most country in the world. Even in the multicultural society in the United States, minorities still faces discrimination but life for minorities we much harder before 50 years ago. African-Americans have been oppressed for so long that many stopped fighting for their rights and like the main character’s grandfather regrets not fighting for his rights against the Whites. As he graduated for High School at the top if his class, he gave a good speech that was perhaps inspirational on African-Americans. The town leading white citizens has a gathering and he was invited to give his speech. He felt honored but felt rather unusual for honor guess but he was lead to a room via service elevator and change his clothes for boxing shorts along with other African-Americans. First signs that he was not special or respected for his accomplishment. They stands in the Boxing rings as the naked white lady (Stripper) dance around them very close that they can see the pore of the skin. It was a lesson that they can never have the white women. They also have to fight each other to win the special price from the white. Another lesson that if Black want to succeed they need to fight for what they want between the blacks after the white people give they what to fight for. Third lesson is that they need to get what and how the white people want to give them. By putting the electrified carpets with coins attached. Finally the main character was able to give his speech when he accidentally stated social equality instead of social responsibility when almost got him killed. White people want them to keep their social responsibility by fulfill what the white decide them to do or have because they will never be equal with the whites. He was award a scholarship to a college for his accomplishment but it was to attend to the negro college. Entire experience shows him where he is in the society that is dominated by white. He read a letter from his grandfather so he would not forget to keep fighting.…...

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