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Jack vaught
04/20/2012 9:33am

1. The three ladies from the white interview were mostly the same. They were all integrated with blacks at an early age and none were raised racist. All were raised in fairly wealthy families and followed all rules and customs Also, they all were considered tomboys. However, Mrs. Barge was raised in a poor neighborhood and was not exposed to racism and whites until later on. She was ladylike and in no way a tomboy.
2. the ladies' families were hard working, religious, traditional, historic, kind, and understanding. Mrs. Barge's family was mostly focused on equality and religion. According to the text, there were not as many traditions and customs she had to follow. I do not believe her family would have been considered good at that time.
3. in the 1930's, black women were mostly limited to household and domestic jobs. Maids, launderers, servants, and babysitters were some of the jobs available to them at that time. From my perception of the text, I believe that Mrs. Barge saw white people as the more free people. However, this was good because it showed the three white ladies that African-Americans were hard working and dedicated.,
4. I believe that in the book, Calpurnia will come to like the finches because she will see that not all white people are the same as depicted by rumors and stereotypes

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Miss Fitzpatrick
04/25/2012 5:10am

Good responses. Keep in mind how times have changed as we read To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Tori Jones
04/23/2012 8:10am

1.The three ladies in Growing Up White had colored friends and were really attached to them. They were never racist or cruel to them like some of the whites in Growing up Black. The ladies in Growing up White had a worry free childhood and there world was easy. They had a cook, yardman, nurse, and a maid, that's just if you were “poor whites.” Mrs. Barge from Growing up Black was sheltered and limited to things she could do and later in her life felt the harsh judgment from whites.
2.The ladies in Growing Up White say that a good family was if your father was employed, if your mother stayed at home with a maid or two, you weren't necessarily wealthy, and you were definitely a good church member. Mrs. Barge's idea of a good family would probably go something like this; father and mother were both employed, your family was still together, and you had somewhere to lay your head. Mrs. Barges family was a whole lot different from the other ladies because they were living in a complex rarely seeing someone from the other race while colored people were there nurse and best friends. The ladies would not consider Mrs. barges family a good family because they had no staff to help and her father was laid off for only some periods of time.
3. Occupations available for black women during the 1930's were things like: being a slave working in the kitchen or outside, ironing, doing other people laundry, and doctors that take care of blacks only. Mrs. Barge didn't really see racism til she became a lady because that is when she really started seeing white people. The occupations made it seem that blacks were less of a person to the white children and population even though the land was as rightfully theirs as it was the whites.
4. Calpurnia feels as though she is accepted not because of her color but because of her personality. She respects the Finches and treats the kids as her own even though they may not look alike. She doesn't pay attention to the small things and a big deal about it.

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Miss Fitzpatrick
04/25/2012 5:09am

Good assumptions about Calpurnia and good thorough responses!

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