In the novel Black No More, which are some of the characters or groups that are counterparts to real people or groups?

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In Schuyler's satirical work Black No More, he takes a horrific pseudo-science idea and turns it into America's worst nightmare to point out what he sees as an irremediable racial prejudice in America. In this scenario, Some of the satirical representations for actual organizations and people are the National Social Equality League, which is the satirical representation of the NAACP--the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Dr. Shakespeare A. Beard, who is the satirical representation of W.E.B  Du Bois. Schuyler links racial prejudice to economic interests and labor disputes and entrepreneurialism whereby he shows that if one racial racial group is removed from blame for economic scarcity, America will look for a new racial group scape-goat to blame. Schuyler demonstrates this through the crooked manipulative involvement of the Knights of Nordica in labor disputes in the South.

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