What are the themes of the short story "Arrangement in Black and White"?   

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The short story "Arrangement in Black and White" by Dorothy Parker tells of a woman known only as the woman with the pink velvet poppies in her hair who accosts her host at a gathering. The party is in honor of Walter Williams, a popular African American singer, and the woman insists on meeting him. Before she does, she goes into detail about her supposedly tolerant attitude towards black people, although it is obvious to readers that she is blatantly racist. When she meets Williams she makes all sorts of condescending and racist remarks, but she is oblivious to what she is doing and thinks that she is being polite. After the encounter, in her appraisal of Williams to the host, the woman's racist...

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