Robert Peace was a Yalie from Newark. He played water polo, majored in MB&B, was a member of secret society. And, a little over a decade after graduating, he was gunned down in Newark over drugs.
This book dealt with friendship, race, fitting in at Yale, and the struggles of one student to straddle the worlds of Newark and the academy. I can't say that I saw much of what Robert Peace saw at Yale, even though we played the same sport. Seeing things from his vantage point through this book makes me reflect back on people I knew, experiences I had. It made me wonder whether I really understood much of anything about where many of our classmates were coming from.
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