Then, Solomon thinks his friend Jordan is EITHER lying OR joking which means he is not honest or not serious, and that the relationship with this white woman can’t be true. A few moments later, he wants to know if they are “going public” while hoping that they will keep their relation secret. It means this question of cultural mixing is so taboo that nobody wants to talk or hear about it.

Vb) Then, Solomon’s tone changes from “brotherly” to “fatherly”.  When a conversation is “brotherly”, it is not always about serious subjects, like the subject of girlfriends. On the contrary, a “fatherly” tone is about serious subjects, for example when they talk about skin-color. The evolution of S’s tone reveals the question is now very serious.

Solomon says something very interesting: “if you go white (…) no coming back” it means that as soon as / once a black person starts a relationship with a white person, they will no longer be a part of the black community. The form is also very interesting in the sense that it sounds just like a little poem or song, just like the moral of a tale that black fathers or parents teach their little boys or girls, it means racism comes from the education received by children.

RESTE A CONCLURE ==> DS SUR CE QUE TEXTE MONTRE SUR L'ETENDUE DES PROGRES DE LA QUESTION RACIALE EN AMERIQUE LE MERCREDI 21/3.