Antole Broyard's Argumentative Analysis

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However the opposition offer some interesting points the arguments were flawed because passing as white had given many people the opportunity to succeed in life. “The end justifies the means” Leon Trotsky, everybody had the right to choose what is better for their future. As in the case of Anatole Broyard who was a writer and editor for the New York Times who passed as a white man. Antole Broyard had to passed as white in order to have a better life and he did not tell any his children that he was black to protect them. In the video where Bills Boyard explain that her father passed as white in the 1940's because it was easier getting a job. Boyard stated “... in order to get jobs that wouldn't have been available, go to a better …show more content…
So I think that in a way he just tried to live above racial labels, but of course it was very convenient for him and his life was easier. He had access to a lot of opportunities, he wasn’t confined by the stereotypes and the limitations that came along with being black." Society makes passing necessary and justified the short story tittle Detection Difficult in page 116 states “You seem to be Negro? And if you are, I can’t rent you the apartment or give you the position, as the case may be” suggesting that everyone has to wear a sign saying “I’m Negro”. In the novel Imitation of Life by Fannie Hurst one of the main characters Peola States “I can’t learn to endure being black in a white world” (236) this states the frustration that many people suffers because they do not have the opportunity of being proud of their race without being discriminated. The article Passing: How posing as white became a choice for many black Americans by Monica L. Haynes, Post-Gazette Staff Writer states: "Growing up, I knew of people who did, and I was even instructed not to say, at that time, that they were colored. In order to get their jobs, they had to say they were white. Thelma Marshall knows that routine. During the 1950s and early '60s, she did what her mother before her had