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Force Continuum Kia Corthron

Force Continuum

Kia Corthron

Published February 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780822218173
Paperback
53 pages
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Three generations of African-American New York City police officers: 1) twenty-four-year-old Dece, disillusioned and confused in a contemporary world of drug violence and brutality, whose present-day struggles go beyond the routine paradox of beingMoreThree generations of African-American New York City police officers: 1) twenty-four-year-old Dece, disillusioned and confused in a contemporary world of drug violence and brutality, whose present-day struggles go beyond the routine paradox of being both black and a cop: He and his vaguely racist white partner become indicted in the death of a black female civilian. 2) Deces deceased parents a practical, optimistic mother and a father frustrated by racism within the ranks of the force. 3) And Deces grandfather, a man whose experience has instilled within him the awareness that there is a way out of the carnage and distrust between the African-American and police communities. A jagged, precarious journey whereby all gradually grasp that understanding comes not just through seeing others but hearing.