Short Essay Questions Key
1. In the opening chapter when McCall, along with others, is beating the young white boy, what is going on in McCall's head?
In the opening chapter, McCall beats this white boy and every time he hits him, he recalls some racial injustice done to him.
2. When the new housing development is built for blacks, what does McCall describe as the stated goal and the perceived goal for this project?
McCall writes in Chapter 2 that the new housing development is supposed to provide an equal housing opportunity for blacks. Yet McCall also points out that many people believe the project developer, McClean, built the development to contain blacks to a specific neighborhood under the guise of equal housing.
3. Early in Part I of the book, McCall presents his "understanding" about white people which is what?
In Part I of the book McCall describes how he comes to his "understanding" of white people. McCall watches what is going on around him and in the media. From his observations, he decides that he believes that white people have more fun.
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