The Color of Water

Why was Rachel reluctant to tell her son about her family and related past.

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Ruth's family had disowned her after she married a black man. Her family turned their backs on her, but her husband's family and the community they lived in embraced her for who she was. She didn't want color to become a subject for hr children, as for Ruth, color didn't exist.


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