Amanda and Maniac had an argument in "Maniac Magee".  What was Amanda sorry for?

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Amanda and Maniac have an argument when he determines to leave the Beale's house because he feels he is causing them problems.  Maniac is white and the Beales are black, and there are some who do not approve of the Beales taking him into their family.  When someone scrawls the cruel epithet "FISHBELLY GO HOME" on the Beales' wall, Maniac decides he must leave.  He does not want the Beales to suffer because of him (Chapter 17).

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