What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker - Chapters 15 - 16 Summary & Analysis

Damon Young
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Chapter 15 is titled “Thursday Night Hoops”. In this chapter, the author focuses on his regular pickup game of recreational basketball, played with a group of mostly white men with a wide range of experience and skills. He describes times during his years-long attendance at these games when he felt it necessary to present himself as having played at the professional level, at least for a while. He also describes the individual personalities and playing characteristics of the other regulars, focusing particularly on a man he calls “Law,” a very skilled player whom the author describes as his favorite, and who happened to be a supporter of Donald Trump.

On the Thursday after Donald Trump was elected, the author says, he (the author) was upset and angry, and debated whether to attend the regular gathering. He decided to go, and tried to figure out...

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