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The author is interviewed on TV in Hollywood, which is then broadcast locally and widely watched by all viewers in his area. The author realizes that, now the whole country knows about his experiment and he awaits the repercussions, with bated breath. Two of his friends are the first to call, and then his concerned parents, all of whom warmly congratulate him. Then there is grim silence as the author hopes for his other friends and relatives to call.
This part of the diary is about the authorís, as well as the publicís actions and reactions to the Hollywood TV show featuring the authorís interview. The author is on pins, expecting the worst. Fortunately the first phone call is from two friends who speak to him for more than an hour, to stop any abusive calls from coming through. Then his parents call to give their deepest approval, even though filled with dread. Both are examples of courageous whites, in such trying circumstances. And then thereís pin-drop silence.