The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus


Dashka Slater

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The 57 Bus: Part 4: Look Where His People Went Summary & Analysis

Some of Richard’s friends agree that maybe it is best that he does go to prison. So many of the young people from Oakland High get into serious trouble, and some even get killed like Skeet. “I’m not saying jail is for everybody,” Cherie says, “but it probably could save his life because look where his people went.”
Cherie’s comments reflect the injustices of Oakland’s social inequality, and the fact that she believes Richard is better off in prison implies that society’s efforts to marginalize people of color have largely been effective.
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