Passing by Nella Larsen showed parts of racism and how it also occurs within your own members of the same race. Irene and Claire both were African American but can also pass as white. Although they were not of the white race, Claire had tend to hide this fact from her own husband which Irene did not like at all. This also came in between their friendship and caused them to slowly become distant from one another. Irene didnt want to be the cause to break up their marriage so she tried to stay away from Claire. Trust is one of the biggest and main thing for a relationship to stay stable.

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