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Unformatted text preview: Andrew Bernstein August 19, 2007 Cornell University Summer Reading The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer Even in post-apartheid South Africa, de facto racial segregation and discrimination were rampant. It was far easier for rich white people from favorable countries to obtain immigration visas than it was for poorer blacks to do the same. Because of Abdu’s status as a second-class citizen because of his skin color and his living in poverty, he is treated differently than other residents of South Africa. Julie and her friends at the Table resist this racist view on life and accept Abdu as a part of their group. Immigration quotas in countries are different depending on what country the person is attempting to emigrate from. People from undesirable countries, like the one Ibrahim (Abdu) are from are far less likely to be granted a travel visa than citizens of...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2008 for the course HD 1150 taught by Professor Schelhas-miller,c. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '07