Analysis of racism depicted in Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred novel
Keywords:racism, slavery, people of color
Background: This research analyzes forms of racism experienced by Edana Franklin in the novel entitled Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.
Purpose: The intent of the research is to discover the forms of racism encountered by Edana Franklin, as the main character of the novel.
Design and methods: The method that is used is descriptive qualitative method. The source data is Edana Franklin’s experiences of slavery/racism conduct in the novel written by Octavia E. Butler. The researcher uses Henry and Tator forms of racism theory, secluded by four forms which are: Internalized Racism, Interpersonal Racism, Institutional Racism, and Structural Racism to define the racism depicted in the novel “Kindred”.
Results: After analyzing Kindred, the researcher found an amount of forms of racism. The first one is Internalized Racism five (5) data, Interpersonal Racism twenty-three (23) data, Institutional Racism six (6) data, Structural Racism twenty (20) data. Resulting to the total of fifty-four (54) data in total.
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