Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self - Parts 14-17 Summary & Analysis

Rebecca Walker
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Parts 14-17 Summary and Analysis

Andrew and Walker continue to spend every weekend together, using the money earned from the filming to take late night flights. Then, Andrew takes Walker north to meet his friends and family. During an evening with his friends, on man uses the n-word. Walker reacts with much offense.

Later, in private, Andrew defends his friend, pointing out good qualities that his friend possesses, and his loyalty, despite his lack of exposure to people of color. This episode and Walker's outcast feeling during it remind her of the outcasts that her own parents were when they became the first legally married interracial couple in their state. Though Walker sees her mother's vision and seems to appreciate it, she says that she feels no reason to adopt it as her own. She resents being the object of this social reform; perhaps...

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