Elbow Room Topics for Discussion

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How are Chicanos portrayed in these stories?

What is the key to success in preaching to the black community?

In what ways is the word "nigger" used in these stories? What weight does it carry in various contexts?

What forms of black bigotry are shown in these stories?

How are the effects of Reconstruction and the Civil Rights movement indicated in these stories?

With which character do you most identify? Why?

Must, as the last story suggests, all whites be blind, and all blacks self-blinded? Substantiate your answer from at least two stories other than "Elbow Room."

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