"Native Son" And American History X" - Dual Racial Intolerance
3 pages in length. Both Richard Wright's Native Son and director Tony Kaye's American History X chronicle the events that stem from racial intolerance, however, they do so from opposite ends of the spectrum. Derek Vinyard, Kaye's (1998) protagonist, turns to racial discord as a means by which to confront the reverse discrimination that has long plagued his neighborhood; only by adopting the vengeful mentality of a skin-head can he settle of score for his father and all other whites murdered by blacks. Wright's Bigger, by contrast, reflects the conventional components of racial intolerance by illustrating how blacks have been victimized by white supremacy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.