Racism In Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life Of Bees

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In Sue Monk Kidd’s, The Secret Life of Bees, Kidd alludes The Civil Rights Act of 1964 to display how racism still existed around Lily and was actively demonstrated. Throughout the book, acts of racism are shown directly from all sorts of people. The racism Lily lives among is displayed when Rosaleen has an altercation with three racist men in which one of them stated, “‘Where’d you get that fan, nigger?’” (32). The word at the end of the man’s statement is a vulgar, racist term referring to African Americans. Correspondingly, if these men had no racist views, then they would not speak these words to another person. Also, after Rosaleen proceeded to dump spit on the men’s shoes, racism was shown when Rosaleen was beaten by the police. Furthermore,
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