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cliché
used in Black Like Me

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Definition
an expression that lacks impact because it is heard so often
  • I have studied objectively the anthropological arguments, the accepted cliches about cultural and ethnic differences.
  • I was astonished to see an intelligent man fall for this cliche, and equally astonished that Negroes would advance it, for in effect it placed the dark Negro in an inferior position and fed the racist idea of judging a man by his color.
  • I showed the priest the booklet on racial justice, For Men of Good Will, written by a New Orleans priest, Robert Guste, in which most of the questions and cliches about the Negro are discounted, particularly that God made the Negro dark as a curse.
  • They have destroyed the cliche that whenever Negroes move into an area the property values go down.

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