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A Gathering of Heroes: Reflections on Rage and Responsibility

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by Gregory Alan-Williams
(Academy Press)

Gregory Alan-Williams talks about rescuing a Japanese-American man who was being beaten during the L.A. riots in 1992, places this story against the backdrop of his own life as an African-American man who has grappled with the complexities of violence and power. He recalls his experiences with racism, as well as his own violent behavior in the Marines. He also offers insight into the meaning of rage, the larger implications of the L.A. riots, and the obligations we all have as citizens to minimize the violence in our society.

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