Not Without Laughter Topics for Discussion

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What philosophy of oppression does Aunt Hager represent? How does Aunt Hager's deep commitment to the Christian religion affect her approach to racism and her willingness to hope for Sandy's future?

What philosophy of oppression does Aunt Harriett represent? What does Sandy admire about her?

What philosophy of oppression does Aunt Tempy represent? What does Sandy admire and/or dislike about her?

Pick three of the most blatant instances of racism in Not Without Laughter and contrast how the characters handle them.

How does Sandy mix his refusal to be ashamed of his "low-class negro" past with his love for education? Is there any tension here?

Racism is not always explicit but sometimes is strongly expressed without anyone taking note. Name three examples of strong but deeply implicit and unnoticed racism in Stanton.

What is the social significance of Hughes choosing to mention the...

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