White people were still lynching African Americans. Laws and law enforcement were not color blind. Money from the government was given to the separate black and white schools in very unequal ways. This book opened my eyes on the various aspects that people were differentiated by and this led me to understand and adopt one main principle in life, ‘Cultural differences between people should not only be tolerated but appreciated for what they can give to the resulting melting pot of humanity’.
As a person I have grown a lot post reading this book and I now am able to appreciate the differences among different people from different cultures and backgrounds. I realize that each one of us has something very unique and different which can be shared with others. However this book has permitted me to recognize the other beautiful things and aspects of others from different cultures and to respect their culture the way I would like mine to be treated. I have grown to understand, in a world where so many of us come from so many different backgrounds, it is us who have created all the barriers. All humans have been created equal and all of us have equal rights to being treated well.
My prejudice and light inclination towards people from my own caste and country has been wiped out completely. The character of Cassie who is one of the four children and her determination to be treated well within the society and to be demand respect that she deserves despite her color is a major influencing factor on my life. Having read of Cassie’s free spirited nature and rebellious attitude toward those who look down upon her, has led me to understand how difficult her life can be and how essential it is to respect every person for who they are rather than where they come from, their color or even their caste. My world has grown to become a beautiful, peaceful place and each day of life brings me newer lessons that I can learn from my diverse friends. The change in my