Paul Beatty Essays
Coming to Terms with Race in The White Boy Shuffle
The White Boy Shuffle
In his novel The White Boy Shuffle, Paul Beatty conveys what it is like for a young African American male to grow up in Santa Monica, a coastal town heavily populated by chauvinistic Caucasians with social dominance – at least in the eyes of...
"Post-Racial" Segregation in The Sellout College
“Post-Racial” Segregation Set in “post-racial” America, specifically following the election of Barack Obama in 2008, Paul Betty’s The Sellout illustrates the discrimination that presently plagues the black community in America, and the prevalence...