Research essay on Racism
Elements like appearance and skin color still become a prominent indicator for determining the social status and personality of the individual. The story of victor not only depicts the big picture of the narrow mind set of people but also about the existence of racism in the country. Victor was always good in studies and was a brilliant student but was never recognized by her class mates. One of the incidents mentioned in the story is about the toy shop and the incident that occurred on Christmas. She used to visit the shop for selecting her toys as gift of Christmas and loved to travel this part of the city. As she was a child she was fascinated in discovering new places and visiting the country. As she visited the shops she was observed by other guests and the owner of the shop closely. The discrimination of this girl with other children on the store was evident. She was treated like a thief because she came from a background and country. Once she touched one of the toys and the owner of the shouted on her saying “what the hell you think you are doing” “You Puerto kids put your hands on the stuff and all of you are dirty” (Mcquade 334).