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  • "And what's more, out white dentist believed that Indians only felt half as much pain as White people did, so he only gave us half the Novocain" (pg. 2).
  • Theme Assesment
  • Only half the novocain for this one.
  • "None of those guys punched me or got violent. After all I was a reservation Indian, and no matter how geeky and weak I appeared to be, I was still a potential killer" (pg. 63).
  • Theme Statement: In ATDPTI an important message is Racism and Discrimination do not determine your character or who you are as a person.
  • "Chief"
  • "Red-Skin"
  • Squaw Boy
  • "Tonto"
  • By: Sean McCann
  • "Kid, If you get my daughter pregnant, if you make some charcoal babies, I'm going to disown her. I'm going to kick her out of my house and you'll have to bring her home to you mommy and daddy. You hearing me straight, kid?" (pg 109-110).
  • "If you make some charcoal babies"
  • Explanation: Even though Junior was discriminated by his dentist he was able to make it through the surgery and not let it affect him for the rest of his life.
  • Explanation: Just because Junior was miss treated in school because of his race, he was able to put them behind him and focus on education.
  • Explanation: This shows how racist Penelope's dad is, however, Junior was able to not let them affect him to much and have a relationship with Penelope
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