‘Civilization’s going to pieces. I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things…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…It’s up to us, who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things.’
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby. Chapter 1, Tom Buchanan, whose racism is evident from the very beginning of the novel. He believes that African-American people should not be associated with people of European origin. Even at a dinner party he can barely conceal his violent tendencies.