“This isn’t some Jedi bull****; the force I’m talking about is real, and its energies are everywhere, working on everyone.”
Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luthe
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“I am the white boy at the Martin Luther King Middle. Well, one of two. Kev, my oldest friend and the biggest dick I know, is the other. But if you had to pick just one, it’d be me. There are a few other white kids in the system (unless you count Boston Latin as a public school, which you shouldn’t), and I pretty much know all of them.”
Dave Greenfeld (aka “Green”) is starting the sixth grade in Boston in 1992. His “hippie parents” have no interest in the latest fashio
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I will be surrounded by dudes like this for the rest of my life. White boys and white girls who grew up behind whitewashed fences, who grew up with no idea, for the rest of my life. The force preordained it: Not only will I be surrounded by them, I will become one of them, the thing I hate and can’t escape. Not a white boy or a whitey or a white b*tch, but a white person.
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Green is definitely going to elicit a broad range of reactions. It takes on a fraught topic, and does so without providing easy answers. But despite a few reservations, I found myself fully emotionally engaged — even teary at times. David is 12 years old, describes his parents as old school hippies, and is one of the only white kids in his middle school in Boston in the early 1990s. He has a hard time finding his place, keeps begging his parents to send him to private school, and ends up becomi