It’s interesting to me that Maurice started out as a white then was displayed as black and was referred to at one point as having “Negroid” characteristics. There’s many changes in this. Is this where the term negro comes from? Another interesting thing is that at some point he was displayed as white. Later on throughout the chapter Maurice can’t be referred to without the adjective-black before it. It’s name doesn’t stand alone.
-Hannah VanDyke, Hope College 2017
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