Chapter 7Overhaul Your Culture

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.

—Steven Hawking

The East LA neighborhood of Boyle Heights is a rough place, among dozens of other disenfranchised communities ignored by most leaders. Plagued by violent crime and poverty, this rundown area has a history of gangs and prison sentences. In fact, over 65 percent of ex-convicts in California are back in jail within three years.1 This recidivism represents an enormous cost to society in terms of both prosecution and imprisonment of the perpetrators and also for the toll they take on their victims and the public safety of their communities. The cycle is extremely ...

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