by Storyteller Diggsy Twain
- What would you do if you were in Diggsy’s place on the train? Would you get involved? What if you were the White woman or another passenger?
- Does your answer change if the passengers are black or white?
- What does it mean to you when the storyteller says “I realized Jason was white?”
- Do black people have to take on stereotypes? What stereotypes are made about white people?
- In what ways did the storyteller stereotype his white classmate?
- How are stereotypes about Diggsy and his white friends different? Why are the stereotypes different?
- What does Diggsy’s reference to things “not always being so black and white” mean to you?
- How/Why are the articles (ABC and Chicago Tribune) about the train stabbing different?
Two articles about the train stabbing to which Diggsy refers in his story:
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