Slim’s Table by Mitchell Duneier is an excellent book if you want to read up on racial and class segregation and the differences between white males and blacks. The book also talks much about social ties and how one is differentiated from an extended primary group to the secondary group. If this book were to be summarized, you would want to start with the center of the whole book and that is Valois Cafeteria on Chicago's South Side. For this book, the entire setting and the events take place are connected to this one particular place and so Valois is our center piece. At the Valois "See Your Food" cafeteria on Chicago's South Side, black and white men gather over cups of coffee and steam-table food. One table in the cafeteria that really stood out was the Slim’s table. Slim’s table for over a decade had been the meeting place for a group of black men who regularly visited the cafeteria. And this was the table where the great friendship between Slim, a black mechanic and Bart a white retired file clerk who grew up in south.