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Black Boy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 10 Summary

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Chapter 10 Summary

In this chapter, we see Richard take on another series of jobs with each successive move to the next one prompted by the vagaries and the cruelties of racism. Some of the jobs, however, give Richard a chance to learn more about his people and their diverse experiences and worldviews.

Richard fixes his determination to move to the North and sets his sites on getting a job that will get him enough money to get him there. As each job becomes more intolerable, Richard begins to consider what he thinks to be easier, albeit illegal, ways to get the money.

Working at a local movie house, Richard becomes part of a group running a ticket scam that helps him earn enough money to take him to New York. Combined with some petty thievery Richard gathers enough money, by chapter's end, to catch a train to Memphis and...

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