Finding Forrester

We don't have to pay anything, though.
We live a couple blocks from here,
me and my mom.

Well, my brother was there
a couple of years ago...

...but he left after my dad left.
My mom got tired of waiting
for my dad to get himself clean.

And my dad got tired of trying.
But that's when l started writing.
What's your name?
Jamal Wallace.
Sounds like some kind of marmalade.
How old are you?
l'm 1 6.
And you're black!
-lt's remarkable.
-Remarkable? What?

lt's remarkable that l'm black?
What does me being black
got to do with anything, man?

You don't know what to do
right now, do you?

lf you say what you
really want to say...

...l might not read any more of this.
But if you let me run you down
with this racist bullshit...

...what does that make you?
l'm not playing this game, man.
Oh, l say you are playing it.
An expression is worth
a thousand words.

But perhaps in your case just two.