I am more with Senghor and his First Festival of Negro arts in Senegal a long time ago. To assume that all men and women are equal is healthy as long as it does not imply identical. We have to be equal within and with our differences, including skin color, language, education, history. ETC. If you reduce Black identity to “nigger” then you do not see that Black is Beautiful. White too, as two books used to say in the 1960s. It may then become what Fanon rejected: “Peau noire, Masque blanc” or a white mask on a black skin, which becomes invisible as Ralph Ellison used to say.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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