Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Black Man

First the ex-colored man does not seem to favor one or the other, though the way he view the black race is expressed a little more negatively than the white, which supports his reasoning for passing as white. Witnessing the lynching of a colored man, the ex-colored man quickly responses to his idea of passing as a white man. The ex-colored man figures it's better to be on the white man side than be against him, which the ex-colored man makes a good point. I mean would anyone want to go through what the blacks went through during this time if you could pass of as a white man. But then again how would you be looked at by your own race, by your family. The ex-colored man tries his new white way of life as an experiment, a trip into unknown territory. This may seem, and I think it is, as if he is "selling outaE but his decision is supported by his experiences of his life.

Through out his journey the ex-colored man wanted to be known for his abilities as an artist all over the world and not just in the black society and not just seen as a black man in the white society, so the ex-colored man began to course into books and music in order to forget his black culture. In order to do so he had to abandon his



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