The Sky Is Gray - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Ernest J. Gaines
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Chapter 7 Summary

A man sitting next to James and Octavia begins to respond to the conversation about whether or not people should question God. He begins by commenting that the trouble with black people is that they don't question anything when they should be questioning everything. James believes that the man looks like a teacher or a college student. The preacher is indignant that the young man would say such a thing and reminds him that his conversation with the woman was based on questioning God. The young man replies that even God's existence should be questioned. The preacher throws an insult back by asking why black people are educating their young. The young man is quick to respond that no one is educating him, because he's working his own way through school. After an insult where the preacher makes a derogatory comment about thinking...

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