Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

Rebecca Walker
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Part 3 Summary and Analysis

Much of Walker's tensions within her family, both her close family, and her extended family. She shares her memories of her favorite uncle, Jackie. Walker appreciates that Jackie is not afraid to touch her, as most of her white, Jewish family tends to be. In addition, Walker relates to the tensions in Jackie's' family, because he also married an outsider, a Catholic. Jackie's children have much more entertainment and toys than Walker enjoys in her own home.

After some time, though, Walker realizes that her mother never visits Uncle Jackie's house, and Walker cannot imagine her mother interacting with these people. This casts a pall on Walker's visits with her Jewish family at Jackie's, not allowing her to enjoy her extended family.

To avoid the uncomfortable feelings, Walker locks herself in the bathroom until someone notices her absence or needs in...

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