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Nils arrives home, and his wife, Teresa, says that her mother and others have been arrested. While Teresa worries about her mother, Nils thinks about the differences in their respective races. Teresa is conflicted because she has always had a contentious relationship with her mother, but now she is worried about her mother's well-being. Teresa also worries about what her mother may say to the police. She and Nils are not politically active, but Teresa's brother, Robbie, is. Nils tries to console Teresa by saying that Robbie would not have told her mother anything, but Teresa is furious that Robbie went to her mother's house in the first place.

The next morning, Teresa does not go to work. Nils worries about Teresa, but he must go to work. When he returns home, Teresa is on the telephone, and she appears troubled. Teresa learns...

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