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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 - The War Zone, Washington Summary & Analysis

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Maxine Waters, Congresswoman from the 35th District, says Washington D.C. is a place where rituals and customs do not allow lawmakers to talk about things that do not fit a preset formula. Leaders in the United States are so removed from reality that they really do not know what goes on with people. They do not see things, and so they do not understand them and have no idea how to resolve problems associated with race or poverty.

Waters has had to force her ideas onto lawmakers by pushing into meetings where she was not invited. Once she got into a meeting at the White House being held to discuss some type of urban package. She had not received an invitation, and she was incensed that they would try to have a meeting on this issue without involving her, since...

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