INTERNALIZATION OF WHITE AESTHETICS BY THE BLACK RACE IN THE BLUEST EYE BY TONI MORRISON
Keywords:Internalization, Racism, Suppression, Marxism, AfroAmericans
Between kindergarten and first grade, children develop socially, emotionally, and academically through the use of primers, such as an
alphabet book or a story book. It is the initial step in the mental development of a child. The study examines an excerpt from Dick and
Jane’s primer, which revolves throughout the novel focusing on the ideal White society. The novel makes use of the abstract in three distinct ways, the first of which features a well-structured excerpt emphasizing the White people’s beautiful and joyful world. The second abstract is an exact replica of the first, except it lacks correct punctuation and capitalization, emphasizing the fact that people of color are continually seeking White community’s acceptance. The final one is completely unstructured and devoid of spaces, reflecting the oppressed Black community’s chaotic existence. This study investigates the internalization of White aesthetics by a variety of Black characters who fit within these categories.