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East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A. - Rodriguez, Joseph (Photographer), and Martinez, Ruben (Contributions by), and Rodriguez, L J (Commentaries by)
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In his interview, Luis Rodriguez explains that the demonization and false glorification of gang life has done much disservice to the termination of gang activity, activity which he defines as "90% boredom." What's the key to reducing gang violence and improving inner-city lives? To the dissolution of jail time as a right of passage? Part of the solution lies in providing better education, in teachers able to tap into and help direct the overlooked creativity of inner-city communities. A great responsibility lies, as well, ...

East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A. 2000, powerHouse Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781576870723

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