When a Black Man is Shot by a White Police Officer, He Becomes a “Thug”

In recent times, police brutality has been at an all-time high in the United States. More often than not, the news has broadcasted the death of a black man committed by a white police officer. As a result of these tragedies, there has been a greater divide created between the white and black race. And, while it is evident that racism plays a key role in the death of these deceased black men, it becomes a question as to how Ifemelu, Obinze, Aunty Uju, and Kimberly would view this issue in society had it existed within the novel, Americanah.


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