"If you are made to believe that your life has little value, then your actions and behavior will produce results that reflect your belief." - KS Cramer
The Frankenstein Analogy
The Frankenstein Analogy relates to the original Frankenstein story, where the creature that Dr. Frankenstein created was not inherently bad, but was made dysfunctional by the way he was treated by Dr. Frankenstein and society.
As Dr. Frankenstein feverishly implemented his plan to create life, he cobbled together parts of people. Some parts from laboratories, and some from corpuses robbed from the graves of newly dead. Dr. Frankenstein succeeded when he struck life into this being that was concocted as an aberration of different people from different places.
The Frankenstein analogy is that the U.S. government and society (Dr. Frankenstein) created the African American (the creature) in an environment where because of the African American’s former slave status, physical differences and culture, were mishandled, made dysfunctional, then relegated to a marginal existence in the Great American society, where most have wallowed ever since.