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July’s People is a story of a white family who experience life as black people would in South Africa at the time. They leave their home and their jobs in the United States and follow their servant, July, to live in an African tribe. The whole time that they are living in Africa they depend on July for survival yet they still treat him as a servant. July wishes that he would be treated …

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…as servants. But the other half of the problem is that these natives allowed for such treatment by excepting money for their deeds. I think this symbolizes the situation in South Africa at the time, by showing how easily these natives could be pushed around. The Smales represent the whites that moved to Africa and enslaved blacks. And July represents the blacks that allowed the whites to take advantage of them in their own town.