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At the end of May, Maureen visits Loretta at the apartment where the TV broadcasts the images and sounds of the race riots in the streets of Detroit. The two women share contempt for the black people who they feel are at the core of all the city's problems. Maureen informs Loretta of her plans to marry Jim, a fact that pleases Loretta at first, especially since Jim is a college professor. When Loretta learns that Jim is a married man her tone changes and she calls Maureen a whore and kicks her out of the apartment.

At the same time, Jules walks the streets of Detroit observing the violence and the altercations on the streets and muses about his own existence. After the shooting, the doctors were able to save...

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