Native Son

What is James Baldwin's central argument in his essay "Notes of a Native Son"? How does he make his argument?

I am working on analyzing this piece for my english class and i am unable to figure out what his central argument is.

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James Baldwin's, Notes of a Native Son, is a social critique on being black in America. Written at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Baldwin chronicles his views on white oppression, as well as the violence and political attacks on black citizens. Baldwin argues the lack of black identity, and the things that hold black citizens back from achieving their full potential.