Down These Mean Streets - Chapters 14 through 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 14 through 16 Summary and Analysis

Brew says his mother taught him the ABCs—Accept, Behave and Care. He tells Piri his mother wanted him to care about the white people and says he sees no reason for it. Piri says Brew seems to be more prejudiced than even he is. They board a train to the National Maritime Union where Piri hopes to get them jobs on ships going south. On that train, Piri is jammed up against a white girl who rubs against him. He apologizes and tries to give her room but she presses toward him. He notes the "girl and me and train get to the station at the same time." He wishes he could call out to her after they are pushed out of the train but does not know her name. He says he feels weak, like when...

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