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White, Anglo-Saxon, Episcopalian lawyer William Stringfellow moved to a slum tenement of Harlem after his graduation from Harvard Law. Through the lens of personal experience, Stringfellow outlines the failures of the legal system and the Church to alleviate poverty and racism in his 1964 book, "My People is the Enemy."
Studs interview with five Puerto Rican boys: Hector, Jose, Victor, Harry and Carlos. Two other young men enter the conversation at the end: Raphael and Benjamin. Each boy describes a memory and some express a desire to return to Puerto Rico, while others wish to stay in America. The boys describe some about gang life with the Latin Kings and the violent relationship between gangs in Chicago. Studs suggests a peace conference with all gang leaders, and the boys describe their opinion of the outcome of such a meeting.