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4. The Gates family turns to a discussion of a “black superstar” to take the ease off of a tough situation that they are in. Jackie Robinson or Sugar Ray Robinson have made it out of the tough world that the normal blacks live in and maybe in a way the family talks about them in hope that they too will get this privilege. Or possibly to just admire a fame in their own “community” to make themselves feel better for being black in a white man’s world. 5. Gates never looked at Mr.Wilson again because he had just insulted his father with no remorse. Or possibly because he felt that Mr.Wilson was the most racist man of the town but he noticed that he always spoke to his father. Then when he realized that the name George was used in a derogatory way, he lost respect for Wilson or feared him. 6. Gates begins his narrative with two quotes from two completely different time frames. Though the quotes are written at different times they show the issue that being black is like a barrier to believing in yourself and being called a derogatory name only makes those conflicts within oneself grow stronger. The quotes being put at the beginning of the narrative introduce the tone of the story. Also because it right away will provoke an emotion of anger or pity from the reader. I reacted the same as many people of color would, I was upset. Our past still affects the way things are ran in the present and it
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