Black and White - Paul Volponi - Google книгиMarcus is black and Eddie white in a multicultural Long Island neighborhood. Known to all as "Black and White," they have honed their athletic skills together and are in the midst of a basketball It shows the American justice system from the perspective of both black and white Black and White. Paul Volponi.
Black and White
Marcus and Eddie are best friends. They're also stars on the basketball court, where they're known as Black and White. Race has never been an issue: Marcus is black, Eddie is white, but it doesn't matter. Until they start to pull stickups for extra pocket cash and the gun they're using goes off. Now Marcus is going to jail and Eddie is going to college, even though Eddie is the one who fired the gun.
Thank you! Marcus is black and Eddie white in a multicultural Long Island neighborhood. However, off the court they have decided to supplement their income by holding up strangers for money for senior activities and the latest athletic shoes. Consequences for everyone unfold and escalate in rapid-fire fashion. Hugely discussable.
I was inspired to write Black and White , a novel about two Long Island City High School basketball stars and best friends who thought they'd "put all that racial crap behind us till we were almost like real blood-brothers," by several very real experiences in New York City. From , I taught adolescents awaiting trial on Rikers Island to read and write. The job was incredibly rewarding, and eye opening. Unfortunately, one of the most striking elements on Rikers Island is race. The inequities of the criminal justice system, including who can afford the best lawyer and who can make bail, has deemed that an overwhelming majority of inmates there are African-American.
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