As years passed, laws against racial discrimination help minimize the problem.
In turn, blacks assign this status to other individuals within the lighter-skinned black community.
In this novel, characters begin to internalize the racism presented by these people, and feel inferior.
Pecola Breedlove’s character is defined by several different types of racism.
It is present in her family, especially It was their contempt for their own blackness that gave the first insult its teeth.” Another instance in which Pecola is racially abused is when she goes to play at Geraldine’s son’s house.
Both novels examine the effects of a kind of seeing that is refracted through the lens of racism by subjects of racism themselves.
Erdrich's Pauline Puyat and Morrison's Pecola Breedlove are crazy from their dealings with racism and themselves suffer from an internalized racism that is upheld and maintained by social and cultural structures within which they live.
They are another black family in the community of Lorain, Ohio.
The black boy accidentally kills his cat and blames it on young Pecola.
People don’t seem to realize how this provocative language affects a person.
Both Toni Morrison's novel about an African American family in Ohio during the 1930s and 1940s, The Bluest Eye and Louise Erdrich;s novel about the Anishinabe tribe in the 1920s in North Dakota, Tracks are, in part, about seeing.