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Terry Williams on the Lives of Teenage Drug Dealers.

African-American sociologist Terry Williams. He's the coauthor of Growing Up Poor, a highly-praised analysis of the effects of poverty that persists through several generations. His new book, The Cocaine Kids, is the story of a teenage drug ring. Since 1982 he has spent much of his time hanging out with teenage cocaine dealers in cocaine bars, after-hours clubs, discos, restaurants, crack houses, on street corners and at family gatherings and parties. What emerges is a portrait of the urban cocaine business. (Interview by Sedge Thomson)


Other segments from the episode on August 24, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 24, 1989: Interview with Terry Williams; Review of The Beastie Boys, Queen Latifah, and 2 Live Crew albums; Interview with Ronald Takaki; Review of the film "The…


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