Fanon’s “The Fact of Blackness” bridges an understanding between Omari’s struggles and being a young black man in today’s society. Within Fanon’s text, he discusses that the world is built for whites, and many black people try to conform into those ideas/stereotypes so that they can survive. Many black people are forced into these stereotypes or ideas as well and suffer emotional damage due to this. However, you cannot mold another human being- their own person with their own stories, thoughts, emotions, bodies- into a different one. For example: taking a square and trying to forcefully fit it into a circle. The harder someone pushes that square into the circle, the sooner the square will shatter. Pipeline demonstrates the two different options the “square” (black people) will have when being pushed into the mold- shatter or conform. Omari, tired of being forced into one single idea, story, BODY, shattered in class with his teacher, who was forcing him into that “circular” mold, which Omari has faced all his life. However, some of these squares will fit in the mold, yet they have to risk parts of them to fit. Xavier lost parts of himself (most importantly family, love, and morals) to fit into this mold, destroying his relationship with Omari and himself. However, the body shows that a person cannot hide everything about them. While Omari and Xavier were trying and trying not to fit into these societal views, their bodies portray them for how they are- two black men living in America. From an outsider who understands, their bodies tell enough: they are forced into white societal views, they face racism and oppression, they face harmful stereotypes. No matter how much they fabricate to fit into societal views like Xavier, it is obvious they have faced some of the previously noted struggles within America. On the other hand, the body may also succumb to loss of control. In Omari’s case, after being shattered from the pressures to conform, he loses control on his anger, lashing out and pushing people away.