Uncle Tom's Children - "The Ethics of Jim Crow," Parts 5-9 Summary & Analysis

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"The Ethics of Jim Crow," Parts 5-9 Summary

Wright works as a bellboy in a hotel used by white prostitutes plying their trade. Part of his job involves bringing the prostitutes and their customers liquor and cigarettes. He must ignore their nakedness and keep his eyes down if a man is in the room. One man catches him looking for a second and threatens him, telling him not to look if he wants to "stay healthy." Another white man sleeps with one of the black maids in the hotel and then forces a black bellboy to marry her and claim her child. The whites joke about it when the child is born with light skin. A black bellboy has sex with a white prostitute and gets caught. He is castrated and then referred to as a "lucky bastard" for being allowed...

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