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My book report and Interview have a very solid intersection with the content we studied this quarter. My interview was of my grandpa who lived in west St. Louis. I used to visit my grandparents in St. Louis over the summers and they would always tell us how bad it is there and how they were afraid of that side of the city. My book was Huey: Spirit of the Panther and it was directly related to our study of the black panthers and other groups that played strong roles in the civil rights movement. My book was about the life of Huey P. Newton and how you need to stand up for your rights and equality. This is directly related to today. The playing field is not equal and sitting around is not going to fix that. Huey believed in being active. Things used to be really bad for blacks in America; things have gotten better but are still not good for blacks in America. The playing field is not equal and not everybody has an equal chance. Blacks are not getting lynched, but they do not receive the same treatment as whites on a day to day basis. America has a big race problem. The county has had this problem for a long time and will probably still have this problem for a long time. What we can do about it is stand up for it, and call out the problem. When people make racist remarks we must stand up for the race and not let this happen. They perpetuate the cycle and the concentric circles of racism must be broken. You can help by living your life and not being a racist and calling those who are racist…...

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