Secret life of bees

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Secret life of bees

Lily and Caucasion Identity

Identity:-Who or what a person or thing is; where a person or thing belongs; how one sees herself-The qualities, beliefs, etc. that make a person or group different from others

Ruby Bridges-November 1960-six years old-first african american child to attend a white elementarry school(William Frantz School)-discrimminated against and isolated -multiplle mobs outside of school-US Marshalls had to escort her to school

Lily-"I thought they could be smart, but not as smart as me, me being white...August is so intelligent, so cultured, and I was surprised by this. That's what let me know I had some prejudice burried inside me." (78)-"But she's white, August. This was a great revelation...I hadn't known this was possible--to reject people for being white."(87)-"'I'm gonna come back soon, and I better not find you still here. Okay?' He smiled and put his gigantic hand on my head like we were two white people with a secret understanding." (198)

Apartheid-South Africa, 1970-a system of laws designed to ensure white domination of everything-Blacks banished to homelands-Ended with Nelson Mandela in 1990

Jim Crow Law's-1880-1960-Southern communities only-Legal Segregation Laws -goal was to protect the white race -justified by religion and science


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