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by Flannery O’Connor

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Do you think the grandma is racist in Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"?

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The grandmother in this story is definitely a racist, as she believes that white people are above black people. She uses racial slurs like "pickaninny" and "nigger," which are words that demean the people of color that they are used to describe.

The grandmother does not seem to harbor any ill-will or malice towards black people, but she certainly does hold herself above them and believe that they lack the intelligence and refinement of someone like her, an educated white lady. She calls a little black boy on...

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