Why do the older Logans feel as they do about black women and white men?
This may be a difficult conversation, since some students may passionately disagree with Uncle Hammer's and Papa's—and to a lesser degree Mama's and Stacey's—positions. Encourage students to follow the logic that Papa, Mama, and Uncle Hammer use before they offer their own perspective on it. Their fear stems from history—Papa's grandfather, a white plantation owner, raped his grandmother, who was enslaved, and Uncle Hammer seems to know many stories of white men taking advantage of black women, using them only for sex without loving or supporting them. Students should recall Stuart's remark about Jacey....
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