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In the story "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry", how do the landowners and storekeepers take advantage of the sharecroppers? In Chapter 4-5

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Whites, who own everything, have a closed system set up that does not allow the black people much freedom of choice. Landowners make sure that any type of profit the black sharecroppers make goes directly back to them so the tenant farmer will essentially never get ahead. After mama takes the children to see Mr. Berry, they stop by a number of families where she talks about a passive boycott of the white stores because they exploit the farmers.

She explains that "For the past year now, our family has been shopping down at Vicksburg. there are a number of stores down there and...

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