Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member - Nation Time Summary & Analysis

Sanyika Shakur
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Kody begins to distance himself from both the Crips and Bloods and says that creating an image of himself away from the gangs was much like creating an image for himself as a gang member. Over time, with Kody steadfastly avoiding any conflict that doesn't have to do with race, others begin to accept his new position. He says that the trap for many is that he pull of gang membership and the security of the familiar is too strong. He says that equally important is that fellow gang members feel betrayed, making those who would quit ashamed to fail in their duty to their fellow gang members and to those who fought and died to create the gang and to make it strong. However, Kody has a driving reason for quitting; he says that he can't possibly teach...

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