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Black Boy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 12 Summary

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Chapter 12 Summary

Deciding to try his hand at working for an optical company again, Richard gets a job running errands but, because of company policy, is told he cannot learn the optical trade. While working in the building, Richard's understanding of the diversity of white people is expanded as he learns that their reactions to and interactions with blacks vary.

The new job motivates Richard to open a savings account with the idea of eventually sending for his mother and brother. Richard turns his experience of hunger to advantage as he skimps on his meals in order to save more money.

Richard rebuffs yet another attempt by his landlady to match him up with her daughter.

With more money in his pockets than ever before, Richard begins to purchase secondhand books and magazines.

Yet again, older men on his job at the optical company attempt to trap Richard into...

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