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ERIC Number: EJ163289
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Publication Date: 1977
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Defining the Situation: Roots: The Book--The Television Version--The Message
Lloyd, R. Grann
Negro Educational Review, 28, 2, 58-62, Apr 77
Argues that it is white America that has made 'Roots' a best seller because it is comforting to most white Americans. The book doesn't make most of them feel quilty. It is consistently upbeat and optimistic. It contains much of the old dialect that depicts Blacks as being not-too-bright. It seems to say while some mistakes were made everything has turned out alright. (Author/JM)
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