The major conflict in "The Rockpile" is that Johnnie let his brother Roy play with the other boys, and when Roy was hurt, their father Gabriel wants to blame Johnnie for letting Roy leave the house.
In "The Outing," the major conflict is that Johnnie is in love with David, who wants to be with Sylvia instead.
In "The Man Child," the major conflict is that Jamie is in love with Eric's father, but Eric's father prioritizes his land and his legacy.
The major conflict in "Sonny's Blues" is that the narrator doesn't know how to help keep his brother clean while also being a supportive and loving force in his life.
In "Previous Condition," the major conflict is that Peter is unable to find housing because white landlords keep kicking him out.
In "This Morning, This Evening, So Soon," the major conflict is that the narrator is afraid to raise his son, Paul, in America due to the racism and prejudice that he'll face.
In "Come Out the Wilderness," the major conflict is that Ruth's obsessive love for her boyfriend Paul is at odds with her shame for being with him in an interracial relationship.
In "Going to Meet the Man," the major conflict is that Jesse, a police officer in a Southern town, is impotent both in his ability to continue to subjugate the black residents of his county, and sexually, with his wife.