“When the first was born, the white folks said they’d have no more to do with her. And black folks, they too joined hands to cast her out.”
Toomer, Jean. “Becky.” Cane. New York: Liveright, 2011. 8. Print.
Becky is ostracized by both black and white members of her community for having two black sons. Becky’s seclusion stems directly from the social limitations in the south in 1923.