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Nor is he ready to believe Jethro's prophecy that he, Tucept, will play a role in HighJohn's reappearance. Jethro is subsequently killed in an ambush, and it is not until two years after Tucept's homecoming that Tucept acknowledges his true vocation as root doctor and conjurer. In the meantime he feels alienated from his family and community in ways common to many Vietnam veterans, but complicated by his black identity. , and radical, Marxist-Leninist camps accuse him of being too bourgeois to contribute to the well-being of his people.

White official rhetoric seeks to maintain the status quo while endorsing lofty egalitarian ideals. id=0&doc.... and thus white power, by disclosing its hypocrisy. The forms of black "guerrilla discourse" become more sophisticated over the course of the novel. During the American Revolution Black― 72 ― man counters a general's disparaging remark by farting in formation (p. 40). Prior to the Battle of New Orleans a black soldier breaks out in laughter and rolls on the ground when General Jackson speaks of the advantages his race has enjoyed under the republic's "mild and equitable government" (p.

Id=0&doc.... [32] King's opposition was based less on pragmatic concern for the black community than on transcendent moral and religious principles. "[33] Surveying the violence wreaked upon Vietnamese enemy and ally alike, King likened American strategies to those used by Nazi ― 59 ― Germany. "[34] If Roy Wilkins spoke for the black community's immediate self-interest, King spoke for its humanitarian aspirations. Between these extremes lay not only the more moderate antiwar black leaders such as James Farmer and Floyd B.

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