Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self - Part 10 Summary & Analysis

Rebecca Walker
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Part 10 Summary and Analysis

As an adult, Walker confesses that she envies her white stepsister's predictable life. Walker, however, makes decisions through a process sometimes devoid of logic. When the time comes for Walker to leave Larchmont and move back to San Francisco, she confesses her discomfort to her father, who brushes off her concerns. By the time Walker arrives in San Francisco, Walker possesses quite an attitude, which her mother blames on her "permissive" stepmother. However, Walker's mother continues to depend on Walker to show the usual independence. Whenever the mother and daughter have a moment of strife, Walker's mother responds by leaving letters on the table. Walker chooses her own high school, with no input from her mother.

In high school, Walker feels alone. She chooses to go to the high school her boyfriend, Michael, graduated from. Her reputation as Michael's girl precedes...

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