from Black Boy
They blamed the whole thing on his
With a small group of classmates, role-play a situation in which a person has to resist
pressure from others in order to declare his or her independence. For example, a person's
friends might try to convince him or her to ostracize someone, stay out past curfew, or go to a
party instead of studying for a test. Choose a member of the group to try to resist the persuasions of
the others. Share the results of your group's experience with the rest of the class, performing your
role-playing for them if you like.