Gang Leader For A Day

Written by zachinglis March 8th, 2011

I’ve just fin­ished read­ing this. It’s a really fan­tas­tic look into the poor black com­mu­ni­ties that end up polic­ing and tak­ing care of them­selves. It makes you under­stand why things are so hor­ren­dous and why there are no quick

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I’ve just fin­ished read­ing this. It’s a really fan­tas­tic look into the poor black com­mu­ni­ties that end up polic­ing and tak­ing care of them­selves. It makes you under­stand why things are so hor­ren­dous and why there are no quick fixes in the ‘hood.

Sud­hir Venkatesh infil­trates a gang and sees things from all sides of the line. It is a bit­ter­sweet adven­ture as you feel empa­thy for peo­ple you never thought you would.

If you have any inter­est in soci­ol­ogy, I really rec­om­mend this book.

[Ama­zon link.]

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