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Danger Zone by David Klass is a book about racism and judging people before getting to know how they really are A persons color or culture does not mean that a person does not belong Jimmy Doyle and Agustus Lemay are both fifteen year old boys who have difficult lives Although they had many hardships both boys were born with the passion and talent to play basketball The boys were picked to play for the USA Dream Team It seems like they have things in common but because Agustus is African American and Jimmy is white Agustus immediately resents Jimmy for being white as well as for taking his cousins spot on the team They arrived in West Los Angeles where they all met for the first time From the first time they met Agustus made racial remarks and treated Jimmy very poorly Agustus once went up to Jimmy and said this after Jimmy asked who Devonne Sanders Agusutus cousin was He s the guy who should be the other starting guard but they dropped him to put some whitebread on our team thats you Mr Minnesota As time passed Jimmy and Agustus started to talk more One time Jimmy went up to Agustus and said its unfair to judge me because I am white I had to write a paper in high school about the I have a dream speech where Martin Luther King said he had a dream that his children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character Whats true for Dr Kings kids should be true for me too After that Jimmy held out his hand to shake and be friends but Agustus replied if you hold your arm out any longer it might brake off Agustus doesnt see Jimmy in one other way except that he took his cousins place and that he is white Throughout the
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