Monday, February 23, 2009
Journal Seven by Abdulwasi
The Fleming story was an interesting one that captured my attention. Fleming was a black man looking for a part time job to pay for his tuition and his bills. The discussion he had with his roommates about the racial tension and the impact of it was another problem for Americans beside the economy. However, the attempts that were made by Eleanor Roosevelt to bring down the racial tension between the white and black. One quote explains that well and that is, "They like Eleanor Roosevelt for her progressive racial views and for inviting blacks regularly to the White House."(300) This quotes explains how the Eleanor was trying hard to show that blacks had the same values as the white by inviting them to the White House.