Neffer Kari Certainly. This tiny text offers concise visions into the combination of animus and guilt (or denial) over said animus that perpetuate the race problem in America. Collective responsibility, on the part of the victim and victimizer to address racial inequality is firmly established, both by the narrator's choice to pass, and the numerous secondary characters' actions and declarations. It is not enough to not do evil or sidestep evil. Without preaching, Johnson helps us see that a life of action is the only life. Insulating yourself for your own sake, or for the sake of your children is inadequate in the presence of terrorism.