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The Best American Essays Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Public Sphere: Who Shot Johnny?, Who We Are, What's Wrong With Animal Rights Summary

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The Public Sphere: Who Shot Johnny?, Who We Are, What's Wrong With Animal Rights Summary and Analysis

Who Shot Johnny? by Debra Dickerson: Dickerson's nephew, Johnny, was shot and paralyzed one night for innocently waving at a car that was driving by. Since Johnny was a young black male, everyone assumed that it was drug- or gang-related, but it appears that Johnny really was just the victim of random and unprovoked violence. Though Johnny's assailant was never identified or caught, Dickerson feels like she already knows him. He is the prototypical black male who continues to bring down the entire black community with him. He disobeys his parents, he dresses like a gangster, he gets involved in crime at a young age, he has no respect for women, and, for most of America, he is the...

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