Essay Topic 1
Why did Stack feel that it was important to develop contacts in the community on her own and not go through middlemen?
Essay Topic 2
Many who viewed themselves as leaders in the black community were highly regarded by those in the white community, but looked down on in their own community. Why was this?
Essay Topic 3
Swapping plays a very important role in the Flats. Describe why swapping was such a necessary part of life.
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the role that the AFDC plays in keeping people from developing strong relationships between men and women.
Essay Topic 5
What does Stack say is the conflict between having a black identity and trying to live the American dream?
Essay Topic 6
Parental roles in the Flats can extend to many people beyond the natural mother and father. Discuss how the parental roles are...
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