"The Ethics of Jim Crow," Part 1
• Wright talks about his childhood house, which he says was on the wrong side of the tracks.
• One day Wright and his friends were playing war games in the cinder yard outside his house when some white children threw a broken bottle in his face.
• Wright's mother beats him for playing with white children.
• Wright moves to Mississippi. He enjoys the fact the state has a large black community.
"The Ethics of Jim Crow," Parts 2-4
• Wright finds a job in Mississippi at an optic factory, but he is soon fired when the white workers claim he did not call them mister before saying their name.
• While working in a clothing store, Wright observes his boss dragiing a black woman into the back room and beating her up.
• A group of white boys offer Wright a lift on the running board of...
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