Even now, after everything people learned about the camps and so on, anti-Semitism was still rife. (18.31)
Not even mass genocide can keep some people from being prejudiced against Jewish people. Can anything change a prejudiced person's mind?
"Gypsies," Mrs. Glover concluded, which was pretty much what she considered all foreigners to be. (20.182)
Mrs. Glover is the lazy kind of prejudiced person—she can't even be bothered to think of specific things to hate, she just dislikes anything "different."
"Hey, darkie music," Howie said. (20.202)
Howie is so charming in many ways, isn't he? He's later revealed to be a Hitler sympathizer, which isn't surprising at all.
"Jews aren't necessarily foreign, though, are they? The Coles next door are Jewish." (20.669)
For many of her lives, Ursula doesn't pursue her affection for Benjamin Cole. We have to wonder if it's because of the subtle (well, sometimes not-so-subtle) prejudice her family has against Jewish people… or for anyone different from them.
In Bridget's romantic novels, Italians were always dashing but untrustworthy. (25.345)
Not that we should be looking to romance novels as signs of morality, but this kind of stereotyping seems to be common all over the place, not just in genre fiction, at this time.
"Well, I think your mother would have me killed," Ben said. ("A Jew?" [Ursula] imagined Sylvie saying.) (26.164)
Maybe Sylvie's prejudice isn't so secret and subtle after all. Even Benjamin Cole knows that Ursula's mother has something against him, even though she seems to be nice to the family to their faces.