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What if any is the significance of the scene at the abichi party?

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What if any is the significance of the scene at the abichi party?

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1- The condescending attitude of the American girl.

2- Powerful people think they can lay their hands on everything or anyone they want to. 

3- The conflict between coloured people and white is symbolised by Beatrice's refusal to talk and the American girl's aloofness. Sam tries unsuccessfully to engage both of them in a conversation.

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