Racial Tensions In ZZ Packer's Short Story 'Brownies'

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Racial tension has been a hot topic in our country for a long time. No matter what laws and regulations are passed, there will still always be racial tensions and cruel people. In the short story “Brownies” by ZZ Packer, a young group of black girls are at a scout camp with other young, white girls. After being called the N word by a the group of white girls, the young black girls believe they are being discriminated against. Throughout the story, Packer depicts the very real problem of racial discrimination in young kids, just as in older adults. The story starts off with the narrator as one of the young girls in the girl scout troop. The narrator is a shy, quiet, and kind of an outcast in the troop. From the beginning she knows that her
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