the old man told the boy. "I decided I would do this.".
The attack was not random; the beating represented a particularly brutal form of literary criticism: Griffin was being punished for having written a book. Its also a truthful journal in which Griffin admits to his own racism, with which white readers can identify and perhaps begin to face their own denial of prejudice. He then took refuge in a monastery. Haunted by the idea, Griffin decided to cross the divide. Under a doctor's care, what two methods does Griffin use to darken his skin? I read the speeches. It took Griffin five months to recover from the assault. Nearly forgotten is the remarkable man who crossed cultures, tested his faith and triumphed over physical setbacks that included blindness and paralysis. Its successtranslated into 14 languages, made into a movie, included in high-school curriculumsturned Griffin into a white spokesman for black America, a role he found awkward.