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Unformatted text preview: made any trouble”(Charters 126). The grandfather believed that the way he behaved, which the narrator described as “desirable conduct,” were acts of “treachery”(Charters 126). His acts of “treachery” were showing humility and respectfulness towards white people by degrading himself and his people and conforming to the ideologies of the white people, as a survival tactic. But in doing this he was betraying his people by allowing white people to degrade him and his entire race. By using the young African American men as entertainment for the evening at the ballroom, the narrator shows the lack of respect the white people had for black people. Putting the young black boys in the presence of the stripper then threatening them if they look and threatening them if they didn’t, making them fight each other, making them embarrass themselves for a few measly coins, all shows how little the white people....
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