Unnamed White People 2

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Most of the time if Faulkner's narrative does not specify someone's race, it is safe to assume they are 'white,' and the majority of the characters in Light in August are 'white' too. But the "white people" this entry specifically refers to are the residents of Jefferson who live in the neighborhood next to the town's black district, whom Christmas sees during his walk on Friday evening. After he leaves the black neighborhood and finds himself "between the houses of white people," he looks at them playing cards on their porches or sitting on their lawns, and thinks to himself "That's all I wanted" - that racially privileged life (115).

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