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In these sections, Walls depicts a pivotal moment in her childhood where she not only is  confronted by racism, but with her mother's hypocrisy. First, when Jeannette becomes  the subject of Dinitia and her friends' rancor, it seems like it is simply because  Jeannette's the new kid in town. However, Dinitia's decision to stop the attacks after  Jeannette rescues her neighbor, suggests some underlying, subconscious issues are  also at work. Dinitia and her African-American friends find that living in a highly  segregated, racist village, life is filled with inequalities. As a clearly poor, new white kid,  Jeannette is the perfect victim on which to express their frustrations with their own social  hardships. Jeannette, however, is in some ways more affected by her grandmother and uncle's  racist attitudes — and her mother's hypocrisy — than the beatings she endures. First, 
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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