Power Struggle In The Film 'Craig Jones'

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Director F. Gary Gray uses this agon to portray a power struggle within this African American neighborhood in Los Angeles. The power struggle, however, is entirely based among tribalism within this community. In this film, power relations are determined based on reputation, social affiliation, and intimidation, therefore outsiders are easily spotted. Craig Jones, one of our protagonists, is among these outsiders because he is not a part of the many problems that plague his neighborhood. Therefore, he has little power over anyone outside the petty thieves and drug addicts. Prior to and at the beginning of this film, Craig had held down a stable job and had never done drugs. There is also no indication that Craig has a criminal record. This is
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