Summary of Phase One
Black and white, no?
Jen opens with a story of her fourth-grade son who was learning about Martin Luther King Jr and segregation. Despite the education he received on this subject, he innocently assumed it meant he’d be separated from his black-haired (albeit white-skinned) father or have to go to a different school than his very white friend (“They just split everybody up! It was a crazy time, Mom.”)
In summary, Jen says, “The facts have nothing to stick to because he misunderstands the main point.” And then: