Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families - Chapter 21-22 Summary & Analysis

J. Anthony Lukas
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Chapter 21-22 Summary and Analysis

Rachel's church starts a Black Economic Development Program and proposes a shopping center of black-owned businesses on the first flow of the Methunion Manor. But the management keeps rejecting applicants. Since Methunion defaults on its payments, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) begin pressuring them to rent the commercial space. The project is foreclosed on and David Dretler is appointed as receiver in bankruptcy. He offers Rachel a job in the office, which she accepts.

The commercial space is returned to Head Start and a Soul Center, which was a record store, arcade and barbecue joint. Crime increases in the area. Rachel's son Richard joins a gang and is active in robbing people. He is never arrested. His younger brother George is arrested and placed on probation. Thirteen-year-old Little Rachel becomes pregnant. The baby is born on...

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