Melton A

Melton A. McLaurin examines his childhood and adolescence during the 1950s where racism was a part of everyday live in his book Separate Pasts. Throughout the book, McLaurin looks closely at the relationships he shared with both his white and black peers. The one consistent theme McLaurin seeks to prove is that his hometown of Wade, North Carolina was one contingent on race relations and social-economic status.
McLaurin discusses how the first time he felt different than his peers around him was in his youth when the neighborhood would play basketball together. One day, McLaurin brought two black friends to his grandfather’s shop to fill up a basketball they were using with air. When Bobo, one of the black friends, could not fill the ball up with air efficiently, McLaurin decided to take matters into his own hands. Right when he put the needle to his mouth, he mentioned how he a surge of emotion. Commenting on the event, McLaurin states that

x

Hi!
I'm Dora

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out
x

Hi!
I'm Barry!

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out