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Drown Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter Eight, "How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl or Halfie" Summary

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Chapter Eight, "How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl or Halfie" Summary

This story is well beloved by college-aged readers. It is a how-to manual on how to get into the pants of a date. He says to make a move when the family is gone, saying you are sick. Mothers will not believe their sons are sick, but they will finally call them "bad" boys and allow them to stay home.

In reference to an earlier story when the narrator was feeling embarrassed by government cheese, he tells the reader to clear the government cheese out of the fridge. Then hide embarrassing family photos. Hide stinky or embarrassing items under the sink. A whitegirl will be brought by her parents because you live in the projects, which are unsafe. A girl from...

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