The Dutchman, written by Amiri Baraka, expresses the racism of the 1960s. While skimming the surface to find the tones of racism and white oppression exhibited by Lula, Baraka craftily sneaks the bystander effect into his stage directions. The bystander effect is easily looked past in this play because the words of Lula and her actions distract from the small details that create the real problem.
"Power in the Hands of the Uninvolved,"
Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.merrimack.edu/atb/vol1/iss1/6