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Racism has been an issue addressed for thousands of years and it continues to be prevalent today Unfortunately in many cases racism affects the way people live on a day-to-day basis Gwendolyn Bennett in Wedding Day creates a short story that addresses racism through the eyes of Paul Watson Bennett through the use of imagery reveals how racism dictates the way Paul Watson lives his life Paul Watson flees the United States in refuge from racism He went to Paris where he worked as a prizefighter for some time before pursuing a career in music as so many African Americans did then Through the course of the next few years he became noted as a man who openly hated white Americans It is never mentioned why he hates white Americans so much but it was well known that the last syllable of the word nigger never passed the lips of a white man without the quick reflex action of Pauls arm and fist to the speakers jaw 364 Montmartre the area in Paris where African American life was centered was fast becoming a popular hangout for white American tourists After Paul begins playing in one of the clubs frequented by these whites he gets into several fights one leading to him shooting two men He went to prison where he stayed in a type of depression The only time he spoke it was negatively about the crackers 365 He remained in prison until he joined the French Army during the World War He fought in the war where equality was prevalent but his feelings towards whites changed little He returned to Montmartre after the war a hero Upon this return he rejoined the boys in the clubs and cafes Paul was known as one that never bothered with the girls He just didnt see the point in
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