Citizen: An American Lyric Symbols & Objects

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Man in Drugstore

The man that doesn't see the woman at the front counter, represents the white masses that prefer to turn a blind eye to the plight of racism and of the colored person in society.

Sunglasses

The author says that she was told not to wear sunglasses inside. This is a symbol of only seeing what one wants to see, as sunglasses hide the harsh glare of the light or, in this case, the harsh glare of reality and truth when it comes to certain segments of the population.

Words

The author says that one of the only vessels that have made any major headway toward ending racism around the world have been the power of words, both written and spoken.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams represents the glass ceiling that women of color have to face; even when they have attained a great deal of...

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