As a young man, James seems uncomfortable because his mother is different from him. Why do you think that the issue of race is so important to James? Why isn't is so important to Ruth?
James feels uncomfortable around his mom because she don’t look like him and when he’s at the bus stop and she’s picking him up he feels ashamed. issue of race is so important to James because his own mom don’t look like him and people teasing him about his mom specially his brothers they keep telling him that he was adapted, for once he thought they where right so he waited for his mom to get out of work so he could ask If he’s adapted or not.
James is influenced by pear pressure and teases until he was well concerned for his race.