Tuesday, August 24, 2004

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

I was surprised by how racist the characters in this book were. Not just the “bad guys” who are supposed to be racist, but the “good guys,” too. They’re not black people, they’re just blacks, as if that word defined their whole existence. There are two blacks out in the waiting room. And nigger. Everyone used the word nigger, the bad guys as a slur, but the good guys too as a simple description of who people were. What do you expect from a nigger? Ha, ha. They’re all so slap happy. Felt like the South of the 1860s, not the 1980s. Well, you know how they feel about the Civil War down there. I guess it really is still being fought.

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