Sorry for the lack of recent updates. I will be taking a 1-2 month hiatus starting this week due to increased workload with other projects and companies. Before that, however, thought I’d introduce the new character we’ve been brainstorming about, the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Sam’s university, Benjamin D. Cox.
Sam has to deal with the paternalistic, moralistic, yet well-meaning Dean when he failed his three courses during his first year at law school. When we start playing, we can make the decisions to prevent Sam from failing his second year, but if he fails, he will meet the Dean again.
What angers Sam the most is that Dean Cox has an an implicit bias against non-Anglo immigrants and their #secondgeneration children. Dean Cox represents the how law school was at the time (1920s) an “ #oldboysclub” dominated by rich Anglo-descended families who have been in the USA for at least 5 generations. Dean Cox’s family has been in the US since the #Mayflower and he can trace his ancestry back to the original settlers and colonies of the 17th century.
Sam, as we know, is a second generation American with Yiddish-speaking Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. He grew up in a mixed class neighborhood dominated by Jewish and Italian (mostly Sicilian) immigrants. He is proud of his Jewish-American identity and his Yiddish language.
Dean Cox, however, is someone who implicitly thinks most immigrants come from a less advanced culture and believes they should totally assimilate and leave non-English languages and cultures behind to “become true Americans.” Thus is in spite of him saying he is very open minded and accepting towards people with different backgrounds and religions.
Besides the issue of Sam not really wanting to be a lawyer (if you so choose this path in the game), Sam and the Dean clash on their different ideas of what it means to be American.
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