Guest Faculty in Shyam Lal College, (Evening)
University of Delhi, India.
This paper is meant to highlight what it is to be black and female and poor in white America. More specifically, it shows how false ideals of beauty and love of the dominant white culture can seduce young blacks especially girls, exemplified in The Bluest Eye by Pecola and can cause immense damage to them psychically; ii also how victimization at the hands of whites can traumatize young blacks and impair their capacity to love in a healthy way; and finally how in a society where blacks play a subservient role in the whites and try to behave like whites , they tend to deny their own sexuality.
Key –Physical love, commercial love, emotional love, sexuality and blackness, white, child molesters.