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Perhaps worst of all, Richard realizes that to survive in the white world, he must be broken of his will. Before his job, Richard had been shielded within the black community. After being scolded and deprecated by the white woman, he learns that whites expect him to be subservient and stupid. Anything else would be considered "sassy." Richard refuses to return to his first job - where the woman served him stale and moldy food - out of pride. But he must learn that he cannot run away from prejudice. The racism he encountered at his first job is prevalent everywhere in the South and Richard must learn to react.