“This fellow has worked out the whole thing. It’s up to us, who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things.”

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius

Meaning

As it can be implied from this text, the first half of the twentieth century America was characterized by racism, brutality and ill-will towards specific racial groups. There was an intensified resistance against immigrants coming from Italy, Mexico, and China. Furthermore, this regime was known for internal riot within the United States between white Americans (which were considered to be from the master race) and African Americans.

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