“Well, it’s a fine book, and everybody ought to read it. The idea is if we don’t look out the white race will be — will be utterly submerged. It’s all scientific stuff; it’s been proved.”

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

Meaning

Tom puts all the blame for society going down the tubes on minorities and the working class. He even says it is “scientific” to help give credence to his misguided belief. But ironically, it was the rich white upper-class that really caused the loose morals of the 1920’s.

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