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The Ethics of Living Jim Crow My InterpretationThe Ethics of Living Jim Crow is an autobiographical account of author Richard Wrights education in race relations in a totally segregated south Wright talks about his experiences growing up in the south and the racism he encountered He attempts to show us what being on the receiving end of racism is really like and the lessons he learned from them I believe that Wrights intended audience seems to be directed towards white people so that they may gain an understanding of the hardships blacks went through early in our nations historyWright starts off by explaining where he grew up The house he lived in was located behind the railroad tracks and his skimpy yard was paved with cinder blocks 600 To see green you had to look beyond the railroad tracks to the whites section of town I felt that here the author seemed to know that there was a difference between the two but at his young age he did not understand why the two were different In the first part of the article Wright describes a fight that he gets into with some white boys and the punishment he receives from his mother for it His mother tells him that he is never never under any conditions to fight white folks again 601 She goes on to say that he should be thankful that the white kids didnt kill him I think that in telling Wright this his mother is teaching him that blacks are not as good as whites and that he should be thankful that they allow blacks to exist in the same world as the whitesWright goes on describing different jobs he had and the dealings he had with his white bosses In one section the author talks about watching his white boss drag and kick a black woman into the store where he worked After a few minutes the woman comes
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