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Bud, Not Buddy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 18 Summary

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Chapter 18 Summary

Band guys tease that Dirty Deed is only white guy in band. Band members explain that it is necessary to have a white guy in the band, in the case of being involved with audiences that are sensitive to working with an African-American band. The explanation given in the story has historical significance. Many times successful African-Americans were forced to partner with Caucasian partners so they could work behind the scenes to earn a living, yet the white on-the-outside partner would keep others from questioning the business or endeavor on racial bounds, and their operations would be less likely to deal with racial problems, such as robberies, heckling, or boycotting the store because of disagreement on racial principles.

The Band tells Bud has to ride back with Herman from the music gig and he frets about dealing with Mr. Calloway's grumpiness. The ill temperament makes it difficult...

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