SEO Scholars at Vassar

As high school students in the SEO Scholars Program spend a week at Vassar College intensely engaging the American civil rights movement, they post short critical reading and writing exercises to this site—it is a repository for their ideas, a chance for them to comment on each other’s work, and a way to share and continue that work with teachers and peers at home. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


In his essay "The Ethics of Living Jim Crow", Richard Wright explains in the beginning that he had been surrounded by Black people everyday since his childhood. As he writes: “In fact, everything was so solidly black, that I did not even think of white folks, save in remote and vague terms.” Thus, Richard truly did not know how to act around a White person.


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