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The Great Gatsby: Racism

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Anthony Martires

on 4 June 2013

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby: Racism

Quote 2 "A limousine passed us, driven by a white chauffeur, in which say three modish Negroes" (58).

Nick reflects on this by thinking, "anything can happen now that were over this bridge"
This suggests Nick is racist because he was surprised at the fact that there were rich black people.
Also, he was surprised at the fact that the chauffeur was white. Quote One "It's up to us(white people), who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things" (19).

Tom talks about a book that explains "coloured empires."
Book is about how other empires will rice and dominate the white race.
Tom and Daisy get really defensive on the subject.

The time era in this book is during around the time where racism was common and the white race was considered superior. Racism in "The Great Gatsby" Tom Buchanan Is really rich and a friend of Nick
The "husband" of Daisy
Has a very arrogant personality. He looks down on the poor.
Extremely racist. Says derogatory terms against other races.
Believes the white race is superior.
Extremely abusive, breaks Daisy's nose. Very dominant.
He is a very arrogant person with very little moral values. Racism in the Early 1900's Racism In Today's Society By: Anthony Martires and Salvador Herrera Racism Racism during the early 1900’s was common and was usually between the white race, and a colored race. During this time, whites were most dominant and had the ideology that their race was superior compared to colored races. Examples of racism in The Great Gatsby occur around the first few chapters and then around the later chapters as well. Usually, most of the racist remarks come from Tom. Today, racism is still a major issue that occurs throughout the world. Even though it is not encouraged, and is looked down upon, many people continue to act racist and put down one another. Racism occurs because one person or group may not like another race. Thus, people harass and hurt each other whether physically, emotionally, or mentally.
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