Their Eyes Were Watching God

How are the whites buried? how is this different from the blacks? How do they decide to distinguish between the dead?

Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter 19

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Tea Cake helps bury the dead from the storm. The Red Cross orders the workers to separate the blacks from the whites when they are dumping the bodies in the cemetery. All of the whites will be put in coffins, while the blacks will be dumped in a mass grave. Since the bodies are so mangled, it is difficult to tell black from white. So the workers are instructed to use the hair as a guide. Tea Cake remarks, "Look lak dey think God don't know nothin' 'bout de Jim Crow law."