Not Without Laughter - Chapters 7-9, White Folks, Dance, Carnival Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-9, White Folks, Dance, Carnival Summary and Analysis

"White folks" hones in on the racial struggles of the black people of Stanton. The entire chapter consists of stories about how the main characters suffered under the white men where they lived. Harriet wasn't permitted to sit with her white classmates at school and her white girlfriends wouldn't be seen with her after school. Jimboy was fired because the white union members complained, and then he wasn't allowed to join the union. Aunt Hager argued that they shouldn't hate white people but pray for them, but Harriet refused, instead insisting on hating white people. They also note the lack of spirituality of white people and how they don't treat blacks in a Christian way.

But old Sister Johnson had the worst story of all. She had lived through slavery, and...

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