To Kill a Mockingbird

according to jem, why are mixed children real sad?

chap 17

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Jem points out that "mixed children" (children that are half white and half black) is "ral sad" because they don't belong anywhere:

"colored folks won't have 'em because they're half white; white folks won't have 'em 'cause they're colored, so they're just in-betweens, don't belong anywhere."