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Jacked Up and UnjustPacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies$
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Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520283022

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520283022.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction (p.xiii)
Jacked Up and Unjust

Katherine Irwin

Karen Umemoto

University of California Press

Angel’s fights were legendary.1 Six feet tall at sixteen, she was a formidable opponent who could smack down anyone who challenged her. Few attempted to directly confront Angel. Instead, her adversaries usually yelled derogatory remarks from across the hallways and yards at school, leading her to call back, “Oh, shut your ass up. You know I can beat your ass on the spot!” If Angel did catch up with a girl who insulted her, a fight was sure to ensue. Along with the resulting bloodied noses, torn clothing, and bruised bodies, Angel’s opponents would be ridiculed for attempting, but failing, to bring her down. Only a “stupid bitch” would try to fight with Angel....

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