The Day They Came to Arrest the Book - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

While discussing Huckleberry Finn with the class, Gordon McLean, five other black students, and three white students stand up, object to staying in a racist class, and begin to leave the room. Barney calls after Gordon, asking which part of a book about two men who care for one another he is walking out on. Gordon replies that while Barney talks of anti-racism, he is simply "one of those whites" who refuse to take a stand. The single black student remaining in class, Steve Turney, explains he has not walked out because he is the only one able to decide for himself whether the book is racist, and he does not have enough information to make that decision. He tells Nora to continue class.

During lunch hours, Kate and Gordon attempt to convince students to attend the review meeting, as Luke and Barney do the...

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