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How can I state the theme of this story in one single sentence?

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va5qu32 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 5, 2007 at 3:02 PM via web

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How can I state the theme of this story in one single sentence?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 6, 2007 at 1:25 AM (Answer #1)

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How about, "Racism makes the promise of the American dream a painful lie"?

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juliereneephelan | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 14, 2008 at 6:35 AM (Answer #2)

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Legitimacy is valuable in society.  However, it is unattainable unless a person sacrifices their responsibility to humanity.

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moonme | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 27, 2009 at 1:30 PM (Answer #3)

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Ellison argues that blacks may feel they are uplifted when in reality they are stuck on the color line.

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