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Drawing upon existentialist and Marxist ideology, Davis shows how the "look of white society" so objectifies black members of society that they cannot form a "recognisable public self," exemplified by Morrison's pattern of misnaming people and places.
Like Stein, he strings his words together with equal stress and uses the device of naming and misnaming as a method of description.
Furthermore, some elements of the Collective Sub-Conscious Memory were no doubt at work: Some old Black institutions still retain African as part of their original names, because it was only at the turn of this century that Afrikans began to accept an entrenching misnaming of themselves.