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Brownies Story Analysis

At a surface level, “Brownies” is a story about race; at a deeper level, like many narratives about race and racism, “Brownies” is a story about both perception and power. As characters who would have been born just after the time of the African-American civil rights movement in America, Snot and the rest of her troop are the first generation to come of age in the post-civil rights era. Implied in this, is the fact that they would be aware of—and would have themselves encountered—the continuing racism in America after this movement, especially in the American South.

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