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Black Boy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6 Summary

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Chapter 6 Summary

Finally gaining permission to work on weekends, Richard finds work with a series of white families and begins to gain insight into the many ways in which racism expresses itself. Additionally, Richard learns first-hand of the extremely limited notions of what whites believed his place in the world should be. Richard eventually takes a job with a white family that allows him to get enough to eat and, finally, gives him enough money in his pocket to be able to join his schoolmates in buying lunch and purchase some new clothes.

Religion returns as a featured character as Richard, as he joins his mother in attending a new church and finds himself pressured into being baptized.

As still more family members come to live in his grandmother's home, Richard experiences yet another violent, physical encounter with an angry male family member who makes an attempt to gain...

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