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Racial Identity and Assimilation: Dutchman and the Conflict of was still a far cry, prompting Amiri Baraka (then Everett LeRoi Jones) to move. Dutchman: Dutchman, one-act drama by Amiri Baraka, produced and published in under the playwright's original name LeRoi Jones. Dutchman presents. In , LeRoi Jones, a twenty-eight-year-old poet from Newark, New Jersey, sat down and wrote a play. Titled “Dutchman,” Jones's one-act.
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Internet URLs are the best. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. It could also suggest that the black male protagonist Clay, and many like him, leroi jones dutchman doomed anyway, whether they tried to assert their Black identity or chose to assimilate themselves according to their White American upbringing.
Cultural assimilation can be seen as a by-product of racial subjugation, whereby the Black subject feels a sense of inadequacy and dependency in a White world.
The divided self-perception of the Black subject, leroi jones dutchman has lost his native cultural origin while embracing the culture of the Mother Country, produces an inferiority complex in his mind, which will then lead him to try to imitate and appropriate the culture of the colonizer.
Such behaviour is more evident in the socially mobile upper-middle class, who use their education as a tool to master the language of the colonizer.
For Baraka, passivity is a by-product of assimilation that makes a community stagnant. The play works thematically in several fields at the same time. This can be attributed to the fact that it was written at a time in which Baraka himself was in search for an orientation in American leroi jones dutchman.
Racial Identity and Assimilation: Dutchman and the Conflict of Stratified Identities
Baraka has accurately depicted the conflict of racial and sexual identity in his protagonist Clay, who grapples with entrenched racism and assimilation by denying his leroi jones dutchman origins and taking the white world as a model.
He is dressed in a suit and tie despite the heat, prompting the white, female antagonist Lula leroi jones dutchman fit him into multiple stereotypes.
She attacks him at two levels. She not only problematizes type and stereotype, but also sets forth prescriptions for anti-assimilation and rejections of past excursions, thus stripping Clay of his borrowed identity and culture and rejecting his historical origins.
This repeated attack on him reaches its climax when she asks him to dance with her: Clay, you liver-lipped white man. He does not wish to call attention to himself. Clay sees Lula also as a stereotype—of the liberal white woman fascinated by fantasies of interracial sexual intercourse.
Momentarily leroi jones dutchman by her, he allows himself to become vulnerable by leroi jones dutchman to her mercuric emotional shifts.
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The entire section is words. She switches strategies and mocks Clay's Anglo-American speech, his college education and his three-button suit. She derides his being black and passive. Clay, who does not respond initially, eventually grabs her and leroi jones dutchman her down.
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Clay accuses Lula of knowing nothing but "luxury". He slaps her twice and tells her to leave him alone. Clay launches into a monologue. Clay suggests that whites let black people dance "black" dances and make "black" music.
He explains that these segregatory actions assuage black Americans' anger towards leroi jones dutchman and distracts them from accessing the "white man's intellectual legacy".
Clay states that if black people stopped trying to heal their pain through dance, music, civic participation, religion, or focusing on moving upwards in American society, and became coldly rational like white people, black people would just kill all the whites and be done with racism in America.
Clay says that if he were to take Lula's words to heart, he should just kill all the white people he meets. Although Clay says all this, he deeply rejects this plan of action. He states that he does not want to kill leroi jones dutchman that he prefers to be ignorant of the problem.