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The Great Gatsby

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Racism and Fear

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While the Jazz Age offered previously unheard of opportunities for African Americans in northern cities, it also ignited new racism in populations that had previously been unconcerned with the politics of race in the United States. Many conservative upper class members saw race equality as a threat to traditional values.

Which character from The Great Gatsby best represents this faction of White America in the 1920s?

A

Meyer Wolfsheim

B

Daisy Buchanan

C

George Watson

D

Tom Buchanan

E

Nick Carraway