Uncle Tom's Children - "The Ethics of Jim Crow," Parts 2-4 Summary & Analysis

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"The Ethics of Jim Crow," Parts 2-4 Summary

Wright details more instances of Jim Crow violence. He works as a porter in a clothing store and sees his boss and his boss' grown son drag a black woman they accuse of not paying bills from the street into a back room, from which screams then emerge. A policeman witnesses the event and does nothing except arrest the woman when Wright's boss throws her out. In the back room, the boss casually offers Wright a cigarette. Wright smokes it and looks at the blood on the floor. Wright's black coworkers later tell him the woman is lucky not to have been raped.

Wright discusses another encounter that occurs as he rides his bike by the road. He gets a flat, and some young white men offer him a ride on the running...

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