Black Boy

What is the most significant conflict in the text?


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The novel's main conflict can be found in the way blacks are seen and treated in the South, as opposed to Richard's intelligence and innate individualism. Richard struggles to be accepted by both blacks and whites, often creating his own barriers to that acceptance with his own obstinate behaviors.


Black Boy

The main conflict in the text was when Wrights was beaten by a gang for his skin color. Racism is what caused the problem to develop