Summary

“Arrangement in Black and White” by Dorothy Parker starts with a white woman, who approaches the host of a party and asks to be introduced to African-American singer Walter Williams. The woman professes her passion for the singer’s songs and begins to talk about her views and that of her husband on African-Americans. She argues that she likes the singer and does not care about his skin color and claims that he should be grateful that the host is throwing a party for him.

She constantly tries to emphasize that, unlike her husband, she has no racial prejudices. However, although Burton has his own prejudices, she believes that he is better than other narrow-minded persons.

She claims that Burton likes African-Americans and goes to see his childhood African-American nanny ...

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