The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge Topics for Discussion

T. J. English
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Discuss racism. Why are people racist? Do people more often become racist as a reaction to circumstances, or is it more likely that racism is something taught to one by their parents? How would the situations in The Savage City been made more amiable if racism was taken out of the equation?

Consider the civil rights era through the perspective of the Black Panther Party. If you were in the same situation, are you the kind of person who would join up with an organization like the Panthers? Why or why not?

Consider the civil rights era in New York City through the perspective of an NYPD officer. Towards the end of the 1960's, New York City police officers were being hunted down and murdered at random. How would you react to this type of aggression? Would it be worth it to put your...

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