What are some examples of discrimination in the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

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Many examples of racial discrimination can be found in the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. First, there are the separate schools for whites and blacks. The Jefferson Davis County School is named after the former Confederate president and is attended by whites only; the Great Faith School, the Negro school, receives the hand-me-downs and discarded material from the white school. Another example comes in the murder and burning by white night riders of John Henry Berry, a black man accused of flirting with a white woman. Still another comes when the white bus driver deliberately runs the Logan children into the muddy ditch, while white students gleefully yell "Nigger! Nigger! Mud eater!" from the bus windows.

Cassie's first visit to Strawberry is not a happy one. She is angry that the black people are forced to use the worst spots at the farmer's market, and when she goes into the Barnett Mercantile Store, the owner calls her a "nigger." Outside the store, a white man, Mr. Simms, pushes Cassie into the dusty road.

swarnamalis | Student

One example is when the white kids from the bus they go to school..

Shout abuse at the black kids:

""Nigger Nigger mud eater!""

How Casey is asked to go to the back of the queue by the shop keeper

"Take your black self...""

There are the separate schools for whites and blacks. The used, books of the white kids are given to the black kids. 

The  black kids NEVER get new books