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Jennifer

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Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 06:19 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have to write an essay about this next week: Should the African American Literature be seperate at Borders and other book stores?
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yukio

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Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 07:02 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are u asking if AA lit. should have its' own section in a book store? Why do YOU use the term apartheid?
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ABM

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Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:29 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jenny,
I am conflicted on this one. Admittedly, an African American section can appear to be a form of literary segregation, which might unfairly and inaccurately reflect upon the quality of Black writing in those stores. Having a separate classification, however, sure does make it easier to find AA books in those voluminous mega bookstores. Doesn't it?
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Cynique

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Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 11:37 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, Miss Jennifer, wonder if the fact that you misspelled the word "separate" reveals something about your subconscious feelings on this subject. LOL. Me, I have no problem with black books having their own domain. It's all about convenience. Later for being politically correct.
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Yukio

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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 11:13 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jenn:
How did the paper go?

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