Imitation of Life

Serve him right to wait.
He was due here
over an hour ago.

I just don't want
everybody having colds.
Cups and...

What's wrong?
Sarah Jane's been
passing at school,

pretending she's white.
But I am white!
I'm as white as Susie.

Oh, honey,
don't you see it doesn't
make any difference to us?

Because we all love you.
I'll take you back
to school myself.

I'm never going back
to that school!

Never as long as I live!
Sarah Jane!
Don't cry!

Annie, don't be upset.
Children are always pretending.

You know that.
No, it's a sin to be
ashamed of what you are.

It's even worse to pretend,
to lie.
Sarah Jane has to learn
that the Lord must
have had his reasons...

for making some
of us white...

and some of us black.
Sarah Jane Doesn't
want me with her.

She says I'm not her friend.
She says nobody's
her friend.

Darling, she's upset right now.
But she'll be better soon.

So will you if you get
back in bed. Come on.

Don't worry, Annie.
I'm sure you'll be able
to explain things to her.

I don't know.
How do you explain to your child
she was born to be hurt?

Hi. Sorry I'm late.

That's all right.
I'm ready. I thought
you'd never get here.