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A Drink Before the War - Chapters 14-16 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 14, Patrick and Angie learn that the man who killed Jenna was named Curtis Moore and that he was a member of the gang called the Raven Saints. Curtis's mother publicly says that Curtis was a good person who wasn't involved in gangs. She claims there were racial motivations for Patrick shooting Curtis, even though Curtis was shooting at Patrick first. Patrick and Angie talk more about the racial angle, hating that Patrick is being accused of having a racial motivation. Patrick knows that Angie is angry and still overly emotional He thinks about racial attitudes and touts many examples of racism, ranging from the judge who forces desegregation then sends his children to a private school, to the sociologists who blame gang violence on white oppression. Patrick drops Angie at home and goes to the office, feeling he can protect himself...

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