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of the Southern right wanted an all-white rule that stripped African Americans of all human rights and dignity.
It brings to mind what Frantz Fanon wrote in Black Skin, White Masks: "Negrophobes
"Bug-Jargal est un tissu de lieux communs negrophobes" (Toumson 63), which amply demonstrate the "refus du narrateur--et de l'auteur--face a la litterature negrophile" (Gewecke 56).
Negrophile or negrophobe, politically conservative or liberal, glaringly obvious or requiring rare insight: Bug-Jargal provokes sharply polarized readings because the work is fundamentally at odds with itself.
Larsen's description of Bellew is particularly interesting in that it turns the tables on the "black beast" metaphor used by Negrophobes
. Bellew's cry is "a sound not quite human, like a beast in agony." However, the word agony suggests that Bellew, in spite of his racism, mourns Clare's loss.
Jones complained in 1972, as "Negrophobes
who worked diligently for the subordination and proscription of blacks."(1) Historians concede that a few Redeemers defended the newly won constitutional rights of African Americans; the ones most frequently mentioned are Wade Hampton, L.
Virginius Dabney offered strong words of warning: "I do not know how you can get rid of the large group of Negrophobes
and Ku Kluxers who have gravitated to your banner.
Armour, Race Ipsa Loquitur: Of Reasonable Racists, Intelligent Bayesuins, and Involuntary Negrophobes
, 46 Stan.
Armour, Race Ipsa Loquitur: Reasonable Racists, Intelligent Bayesians, and Involuntary Negrophobes
, 46 STAN.