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Dalton Conley

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520215863

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520215863.001.0001

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Trajectories

Trajectories

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(p.9) two Trajectories
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Honky
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Dalton Conley

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520215863.003.0002

The author discusses in this chapter how he, as a child of two white artists, ended up living in the inner city—in the projects of 1969, no less. He notes that his father worked part-time in an art supply store; and his mother was a graduate student at Empire State College. He also describes his bout with spinal meningitis, a rare infection that inflames the lining of the brain and spinal cord, at three weeks of age. It describes the living conditions in Masaryk Towers complex just south of Avenue D in Manhattan, where the family spent their first year as a white minority, a honky in a community of color.

Keywords:   inner city, projects of 1969, Empire State College, spinal meningitis, Masaryk Towers, Manhattan, white minority, honky, community of color

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