The Secret Life of Bees

When August could not get a teaching job, she became a house keeper for a white family, but she says of June, " you wouldn't catch her keeping house for white people" why?

Chapter 8 pg. 145

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 June did not like August working in a white household. She refused to be subjugated by whites at any cost. She would rather get a job in a morgue doing hair and make up for dead people.