What are the three primary themes in Wallace Thurman's The Blacker the Berry, and use quotes if required?

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The three primary themes of Wallace Thurman’s 1929 novel The Blacker the Berry all involve some form of prejudicial behavior and perspective, as well as the hypocrisy inherent in the story’s protagonist, Emma Lou Brown, with respect to her own flawed character.  Written within the social and cultural context of the Harlem Renaissance, Thurman’s novel is remarkable for its treatment of intra- as well as interracial prejudices.  Emma Lou is a dark-skinned African American born and raised in the American West, specifically, Boise, Idaho, to a light-skinned mother and a dark-skinned father who abandoned the family when Emma Lou was an infant.  Emma Lou is raised with a very well-defined sense of place within not just American society, but within the African American culture as well.  The Blacker the Berry – a title adapted from the adage “the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice” -- is replete with instances of racial and cultural prejudices by many of its characters.  In...

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