It’s Friday, and Rashad is at ROTC drill practice. Rashad does not appreciate ROTC but does it because his dad believes the great thing getting a black American man doing was get in on the army. Rashad’s father, David , had previously been throughout the military, and therefore the police, nevertheless now works an office employment. Rashad’s aunt, Spoony , works for UPS and you will lifestyle together with his spouse, Berry , in their own apartment. As soon as habit is more than, Rashad runs to your bathroom adjust off his environmentally friendly uniform . Truth be told there the guy sees English Jones , an eco-friendly-eyed “very boy” that is spoiled by their moms and dads. Rashad and English was indeed family since they were children; their category comes with Shannon Pushcart and you will Carlos Greene , that are and additionally standing regarding toilet. New guys speak about a party at Jill is the reason you to definitely nights.
Particularly English, Carlos is actually an older; he tries aside toward baseball party from year to year and never makes it, but is a beneficial “pro” graffiti musician. Rashad hopes you to definitely in the party he will connect with Tiffany Watts , exactly who the guy thinks was “the fresh baddest woman throughout the eleventh grade.” He thoughts in order to UPS so Spoony can be give your $20, however, earliest takes the newest bus so you’re able to Jerry’s, a store, to buy delicacies. Many people inexpensive out of Jerry’s, however, Rashad has never stolen anything from everywhere. Rashad visits get their wallet from their bag, so that as he do very a white girls behind him ( Katie Lansing ) hits towards your accidentally.