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As an African American himself, Anderson moves through the middle- and lower-class Philadelphia neighborhoods with ease, interviewing a variety of subjects, all of whom deal daily with consequences of urban decay--from the high-achieving young woman who had to reject her poorer relatives to better herself, to the former delinquent who tries to go straight after returning from prison. For Anderson, these are the true heroes of Code of the Street: people who overcome the temptations of the streets to help create a better space for the next generation. --Eugene Holley Jr. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book explains 99% of hip hop and rap, if nothing else.
In all seriousness, I read the reviews and bought the book because they were so positive. Read more
Important reading regarding the oppositional, anti-white, violent, and hopelessly self-destructive culture of inner-city black America.Published 3 months ago by A.J. MacDonald, Jr.
Great book! In my view, all budding sociologists, or those who are concerned with how and why violent, inner-city society became that way should digest this book, and refer to it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jerry L Dunkley
This book should be required reading for every school district in the country. This book does a great job of explaining the culture of inner cities related to disorder, crime and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by C.P. Monfett