Citizen: An American Lyric Characters

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School Girl

This is the little girl in the first chapter who finds herself facing prejudice in her classroom. Her teacher overlooks her, as if she is invisible, and the girl next to her, a white girl, uses her to cheat off of. Everywhere she looks, everything associates the color 'white' with good and wholesome, and 'black' with hideous and defective. It makes her angry and sad.

Sister Evelyn

Sister Evelyn is the teacher at the School Girl's school. She never figures out that Mary Catherine is cheating off of the school girl. She doesn't seem to care about the School Girl's humiliation or the fact that Mary Catherine is cheating.

Airline Passenger

The airline passenger is seated on the plane by the window. A white woman with her child approach and discover that they are sitting next to the black woman. The mother frowns and sits next to...

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