chapter  2
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Internalizing the White Gaze: The Problem of Violence in Native Son

I do not agree with Ben Davis when he implies that the majority of the Negroes are with the labor movement. Such an implication can become a tragedy as grave as that which the German working class made in estimating Hitler's chances for success. My aim in depicting Jan [a white Communist] was to show that ... there is much, much to do, and, above all, to understand ....