Black Ice Topics for Discussion

Lorene Cary
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How does Lorene secure her black identity at St. Paul's? How does she separate herself from the white students? What tactics does she use? What tactics do the other black students use?

Does Lorene separate herself too much from the white students? If so, how does she do this? Could Lorene have found a way to integrate better with her white classmates?

What are the characteristics of a strong, black woman? What makes her strong? Does she have any weaknesses? If so, what are they?

Black people "turn out" white people who do not listen to them. What do you think of "turning out"? Does this strategy help the black community or hurt them? How would you feel as a white person if you were "turned out"? Would you "turn out" whites if you were black? Explain your answers.

Lorene enters her adolescence. What...

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