The Importance Of Racism In Through It All

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The novel Through It All by Giselle Mills plot took place in St. Kitts located in the Caribbean region. The issues highlighted in the body of the novel are racism and social class. Racism is the prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior. Social class is a status hierarchy in which individuals and groups are classified on the basis of esteem and prestige acquired mainly through economic success and the accumulation of wealth. Social class may also refer to any particular level in such a hierarchy. The main character of the novel Andreide D’Averette at the age of sixteen would encounter these issues in her life throughout the novel. Andreide was…show more content…
She displayed an anger towards white persons which the black had against white due to slavery. In the novel Keisha stated that whites are no good even though thoughts were expressed to her by her friends that they had wealthy white relatives and they were good to them as black. However her attitude did not change towards the white upper class individuals because her understanding was that they behaved like they were better than the black race. This highlights the tension from slavery as it relates to both races. Andreide made friends with Dominck Michaels who was a wealthy white young man that attended Duncan’s Academy however he was not born in St. Kitts instead he was from England. They had a friendship which later on in the novel matured to a relationship where she would end up attending parties for Duncan Academy students. The issue of racism was not between them however she was bulled about her status and color by other students such as Richard Carlston. This did not affect her until she was confronted by Richard and he made an attempt to sexually harass her. However this did not end pretty well due to the fact that Dominick her boyfriend saw what was happening and he got into a fight with Richard. As it relates to Richard he apologized to Andreide realizing that his actions were wrong towards her. By using racism in the novel the…show more content…
Persons of a higher class would social with each other therefore they would not know how to relate to others who are not as privilege as them. It is also based on how the parents treat and interact with persons of a lower social status for example the case with Mr. Lloyd Carlston he treated Mr. D’Averette in a certain matter which his son adopted. In today’s society persons of a higher social status is given opportunities over others based on wealth and association. The historical context would have been executed through the issue of the hatred brought throughout the novel as it relates to the differences the whites had against the black from slavery. The whites lived there lives having the control over the black/colored individuals even though slaves were brought to the Caribbean from various countries. Because of this in modern day society the colored persons which are considered as the black have to work harder as using education to live
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