Examples Of Racial Injustice In The Life Of Jefferson

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When the main character, Grant, finds out that another African-American man named Jefferson will be executed, he is in shock. This shock results from the fact that the execution date, time, and location were all decided by the sheriff, and the family wasn 't consulted even once. He thinks to himself: “Twelve white men say a black man must die, and another white man sets the date and time without consulting another black person. Justice?” (129) This part of the story well-represents the struggle of racial injustice, because Grant feels that blacks weren’t respected. The execution for Jefferson was decided by “whites” and they did not once consult Jefferson’s family members about his execution. This was a blatant act of racism and injustice, and
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