Black Ice - June 1989 Summary & Analysis

Lorene Cary
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June 1989 Summary

Black Ice by Lorene Carey centers on Lorene, a black high school student from Philadelphia. She attends an all-white prep school called St. Paul's in New Hampshire in 1974. She discusses her experience as a black student among the rich, white students and how she feels left out.

In June 1989, the narrator, Lorene Carey, is at a graduation at the St. Paul's School in New Hampshire. She watches the black and Hispanic kids walk down the aisle and it reminds her of her time at St. Paul's as a black student. A black kid asks Lorene if she will send her daughter to St. Paul's and Lorene responds her daughter will have to decide for herself. Lorene had graduated from St. Paul's 15 years before. Nine years ago she started to teach there. Now she is ending her term as a trustee. She says her...

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