Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self - Part 8 Summary & Analysis

Rebecca Walker
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Part 8 Summary and Analysis

Upon arriving on the East coast for two years with her father, Walker attends a summer camp, made up on mostly upper middle class, white, Jewish youth. At the camp, there are three other black girls and no black boys. Walker, though, avoids the black girls, because she does not want to cement the truth about her race for any those are unsure about her background. Walker new best friend, who she meets at camp, is Jodi Berman. Jodi's mat mitzvah is Walker's first, and it is very elaborate. At the camp, she also befriends Laurel; Laurel and Walker date Avi and Aaron. When she makes out with Aaron, Walker feels like she is outside of her body, watching. She fails to really connect with much of the atmosphere at camp.

Even among the girls at the camp, though, there are...

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