Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community

Anderson, Elijah

University of Chicago, 1990

p. 89

‘Those who sell drugs laugh about the girls who become hooked, for they are capable of doing anything for a ‘blast’ of crack. Dealers sometimes compare these addicts with who they used to be and take pride in bringing them down.’ They sneer about the decent, ‘good-looking girls who were so hard to get next to’ sexually in high school, but who are ‘now doing everything in the book.”