The Color Of Skin In Malcolm And Frederick

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For Malcolm and Frederick, the color of their skin affected them two different ways. Malcolm’s mother was the daughter of a white man and a black woman. She felt ashamed of her light skin tone, so she married a man with very dark skin so her children wouldn’t be pale in completion. As for Frederick, he was supposedly the child of his master, a white man (14). He was a “constant offence” to his mistress, and the mistress was always happy when she saw him “under the lash”
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