Essay Topic 1
Jerome's first appearance in Home Economics class, is an interesting moment because there is the sense that the girls are thrown not so much by his being black as by his being male. In other words, race is less of a big deal here than gender, a somewhat surprising situation given the narrative's clear focus on issues related to racism.
1. Why do you think the girls in Home Economics are more concerned about Jerome being male rather than being black? Use examples from The Moves Make the Man and your own life to support your answer.
2. With research explain whether you think boys taking a Home Economics class in the 1960's is realistic and why you support whichever side you think is true. Use examples from The Moves Make the Man and your own life to support your answer.
3. Do you think there is any difference...
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