Lies We Tell Ourselves - Part Two: Lies 11 – 14 Summary & Analysis

Talley, Robin
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In Lie 11, An article in the newspaper that is positive about black people angers Mr. Hairston. Linda thinks about how Sarah is not criminal or lazy, like how her father describes all Negroes. Mr. Hairston begins talking about Sarah’s father, saying that his staff should not have hired a black copy boy. Linda thinks about the preachings her father has instilled in her, about who colored people are not equal to white people. She feels that Sarah is different and better than other black people. The next day at school, Linda gossips with her friends. Donna speaks in an outrage about how Sarah will be joining the choir. After school, Linda joins Jack in his car. They kiss, but Linda cannot stop thinking about Sarah. Jack tells Linda that he plans on returning to college. He gives her his grandmother’s...

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