On page 156 and 157 Guitar and Milkman are talking about the nature of white people because of Guitar's involvement in the Seven Days. I thought Guitar's thoughts about white people being "unnatural" was very interesting, however not accurate at all. From Guitar's point of view the white man is "unnatural" because he kills for fun, power, attention, money, or land. I don't understand why Guitar believes this to make one "unnatural", in fact, I would assume that killing for any other reason than these would make one unnatural. Humans are animals, White, Black, Asian, Middle-Eastern, all of these races at one point have killed for some, if not all of these reasons. The Nanking Massacre, as wikipedia sums it up, happened "December 13, 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War. During this period hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army. Widespread rape and looting also occurred." This mass murder and inhumane treatment of innocent Chinese people happened because of the want of power, land, and money. Are Japanese people now unnatural like white people because of this? Or does Guitar just have this viewpoint because he is uneducated? Robert Davis, A professor at Ohio State Univeristy wrote a book entitled: Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800. In this book he states that "a million or more European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780." North African pirates would go to coastal Mediterranean towns and snatch up white people for of course, money and power. Were the people of these North African countries considered unnatural because of their oppression of white people? What do you think Guitar would have to say about these events if he was educated about them? In my eyes it's not unnatural to put other people down to bring yourself up, I may not agree with this or live my life by it, but animals are animals and they always will be.