Is Lutie prejudice? : LUSENET : americanlit : One Thread

Based on Lutie's experience with the Chandlers, how do you interpret Lutie's feelings toward white people. Why?

-- Anonymous, April 04, 2000


I think that Lutie is prejudice against white people. She is always hearing that they are "mean" to her people so of course she would naturally dislike them, but even in Chapter 3 or 4 she says that she didn't know whether she should tell her son about not trusting whites. I can understand why she would have this opinion because everybody has judged her since she was little because of the color of her skin.

-- Anonymous, April 04, 2000

I think that Lutie is a product of our "white" conditioned society. Black's have been working under white masters for quite some time. Finally they are freed from slavery and still working for them. Only this time it is for a little bit of money, I do emphasize the little bit of money too. Consider that Lutie and other Blacks live on the poor side of town. White folks have treated not only Lutie very poorly, but Blacks in general. Lutie also seems to be a very practical woman. She knows what she has observed from her working experiences, how money could make a suicide into an accident. If I was in her place, I'm sure that I would share her point of view. There is a great predjudice between these two races, and I see it continuing today.

-- Anonymous, April 06, 2000

I think that it is obvious that Lutie is feeling some prejudice towards white people and I don't blame her. She understands that Mrs. Chandler is not much older than her ,and has much more money without even working for it. Here she is a black woman who is just making enough for her husband and child to live by at home. Here Mrs. Chandler is with all the time and money in the world to develop such a great relationship with her own family, and she ignores it all while this is Lutie's biggest dream; to just be happy with her own family. She realizes the only real way for black people to do this is to have money. Which in either way, they can't seem to get a hold of because white people won't give black men jobs. Her marriage and life seem to fall apart because of this concept that white people have formed.-I think if I were in her place it would be hard not to me prejudice of the white race.

-- Anonymous, April 08, 2000

I think Lutie is discriminatory against white people, but I don't blame her. White people are also very racist against her. It has caused her a lot of grief also. The only reason she was at the Chandlers was because Jim couldn't find a job because he was being discriminated against. Just about all of the problems she has had so far have come from some sort of discrimination whether it be from her or the white folks so I do not blame her for being racist against them.

-- Anonymous, April 09, 2000

I think that Lutie is very prejudice towards white's. I think that she has learned not to trust them because of the way that they treat black people. The incident with the black man being stabbed with a knife in the bakery showed how Lutie had harsh feelings towards white people.

-- Anonymous, April 09, 2000

I think Lutie is prejudice against white people, but I also beleive she sees them (ex. the Chandlers), as a model of what she would like to become, rich and successful.

-- Anonymous, June 20, 2000

Lutie is a woman who lives with ignorant, prejudice people. They do not know any better, so they assume black women are whores, and other things. Lutie saw this, and began to assumer herself that all white people think the same way. Therefore, she became prejudice also. Maybe you could categorize it as even being prejudice against rich people, also.

-- Anonymous, June 22, 2000

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