The slogan "separate but equal" illustrates methods of disenfranchisement used against black Americans at every level of society. The analysis of the protagonist's life shows that on every stage his rights have been violated. Hines, who murdered his father and led to his mother's death, does not suffer any consequences of his action, because his victims rejected social conventions, and from the viewpoint of community, deserve death. Similarly, Miss Atkins has led up to his racial stigmatization in order to get rid of the inconvenient witness of her debauchery. This reveals that in the case of people of uncertain origin a gossip may lead to social exclusion. Finally, Christmas' death (when Percy Grimm, castrates and murders him without sentence) - portrays that African-Americans had no rights at all.
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