When one thinks of any cultural group, racist and, in some cases, sexist stereotypes that have permeated society may come to mind. Yet do these stereotypes accurately depict the people of this cultural group and if not how do these stereotypes affect these people? As a people it is easy to become disillusioned by the labels their group is given. The people then become less proud of their culture even though the way their culture is labeled is racist and false. Hurston’s audience witnesses this when Tea Cake is forced to bury the dead after a hurricane. He tells Janie how uncomfortable he feels around the white people he is unfamiliar wit...
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