To Kill a Mockingbird

Why does Dolphus Raymond avoid white society, and does this make him a coward?

In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Dolphus Raymond chooses black society over white society because "he likes 'em better'n he likes us," according to Jem. There is more to it than that but I can't seem to put it into words too well. Since he avoids white society, does it make him a coward?

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Dolphus Raymond has opted out of white society. He has married a colored woman and spends his time in the company of colored people. He likes people to think that he is a drunk of sorts by drinking out of a paper bag. It is really only Coke though. I think he is not a coward: he has just had enough of the hypocrisy and bigotry of a society he is expected to conform to.