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Author Conley, Dalton, 1969-

Title Honky / Dalton Conley
Published New York : Vintage Books, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 207 pages)
Contents Black babies -- Trajectories -- Downward mobility -- Race lessons -- Fear -- Learning class -- The Hawk -- Getting paid -- Sesame Street -- Welcome to America -- No soap radio -- Moving on up -- Disco sucks -- Addictions -- Symmetry -- Fire -- Cultural capital
Summary As recalled in Honky, Dalton Conley's childhood has all of the classic elements of growing up in America. But the fact that he was one of the few white boys in a mostly black and Puerto Rican neighborhood on Manhattan's Lower East Side makes Dalton's childhood unique. At the age of three, he couldn't understand why the infant daughter of the black separatists next door couldn't be his sister, so he kidnapped her. By the time he was a teenager, he realized that not even a parent's devotion could protect his best friend from a stray bullet. Years after the privilege of being white and middle class allowed Conley to leave the projects, his entertaining memoir allows us to see how race and class impact us all. Perfectly pitched and daringly original, Honky is that rare book that entertains even as it informs
Notes Originally published: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2000
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Subject African American children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Children, White -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Hispanic American children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Race awareness in children -- New York (State) -- New York.
Social classes -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Whites -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York.
Whites -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001023545
ISBN 0520921739 (electronic bk.)
9780520921733 (electronic bk.)