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The White Boy Shuffle Setting & Symbolism

Paul Beatty
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Santa Monica

This seaside city near Los Angeles, California, is where Gunnar spends part of his childhood.

Hillside

This West Los Angeles neighborhood is where Gunnar's mother moves the family so they can become closer to their black heritage.

Boston

Gunnar attends college in this eastern U.S. city. This is also where one of Gunnar's relatives, Euripides Kaufman, participates in some important events in American history.

Roxbury

Gunnar, Nick, and Yoshiko often go to this neighborhood in Boston to seek the types of bars and musical entertainment they enjoy.

Amos n Andy

This radio program is popular in the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s. It features stereotypical black characters.

Gun Totin' Hooligans

This Los Angeles street gang is once a dance troupe. After becoming a gang they suffer many casualties because they prefer bows and arrows to firearms.

Reynier Park

This municipal park located...

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