The ethics of living Jim Crow require that Richard be abject

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The ethics of living Jim Crow require that Richard be abject, obedient, and silent a slave in  everything but name. Yet everything we know about his character has prepared us to expect  rebellion. He might be shy and reserved, but he is nobody's pawn. How he will, in fact, deal with the  shock of confronting real white people is completely unpredictable. He craves the independence and  the necessities which a job will provide. But how much of himself will he have to sell in order to buy  those things? His first confrontation is disastrous. His employer, a female, does more than abuse his race and his  humanity. She abuses his aspirations to be a writer and he cannot return to work for her afterward.  His next job at least brings him good food. But he is astounded by the way the white family treats one  another. Richard is at first shocked, then curious, at their behavior. It makes for good stories at  school, although he is exhausted by the work itself. Oddly, it is not really through his relations with these people that we are exposed to his reactions 
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