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Published in National Foreign Language Resource Center: Celebrating Voices-- Past, Present, Future. 2016. 26-29

            This is a literary and cultural analysis, studying Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye (1970). Looking specifically at Pecola’s experience with Mr. Yacobowski, this scene troubles GWF Hegel’s "process of recognition" by showing how Hegel’s process is truncated for Black femmes in relation to white supremacist. Going further, this scene shows how young Black femmes are trained, through this process, to understand themselves by how they are defined by the white gaze. 

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