Say Yes Discussion Questions

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How do you think the husband and wife will resolve their situation? Do you think they will resolve it? Write a scene that takes place the following day.

Analyze the husband in terms of whether or not he is a racist character.

Unlike many stories, "Say Yes" lacks any significant interior drama. What do you think the characters are thinking while their argument is taking place and afterwards? Write a paragraph on this topic.

Write a counterargument to the husband's statement that African Americans "don't come from the same culture" as whites.

The husband says to his wife in defense of his position on interracial marriages, "'Don't take my word for it. Look at the statistics. Most of those marriages break up."' Conduct research to find out statistics of how many interracial marriages versus same-race marriages break up. Can you come up with a hypothesis...

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