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...en a look at the wrong time could have caused the end of Wright’s life. On his way home with one of the maids from the hotel, a watchman slapped the maid on her buttock, and Wright turned around and was baffled by the action of the watchman (12). The watchman returned Wright’s gaze and pulled his gun, before asking Wright if he liked what had just happened. Fearing for his life Wright responded “Yes, sir” (13). The actions of the White societies in the southern states were quite undemocratic. The specific act of structural violence is not allowing citizens to be free and equal therefore how can any nation committing these acts be a part of the “free world” (Gil 31). America claimed that their main values were of equality, liberty and cooperation but not everyone was living this way under the law and therefore this society could have been defined as undemocratic (31).
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