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Dalsania 1 Akash Dalsania Conard Expository Writing 3 September 2010 Little Things Matter Often times one’s surrounding cause him/her to commit acts of violence. “Broken windows” by Malcolm Gladwell dramatizes how people make decisions toward other people due to outside factors. Factors such as social injustice and racism greatly affect an individual’s thoughts and actions. If little acts of injustice are stopped less violence would occur. Gladwell would not have committed the crime if the graffiti and broken windows were not present. Graffiti and broken windows often convey a message of discrimination and social injustice. Although the graffiti may not have been targeted at Goetz, he was affected by it. The graffiti on the walls gave Goetz a feeling of insecurity. Insecurity caused Bernie Goetz to take out a gun and shoot the four underprivileged boys. “The Power of Context says that the showdown on the subway between Bernie Goetz and those four youths had very little to do, in the end, with the tangles psychological pathology of Goetz” (Gladwell
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2011 for the course ECON 0146010010 taught by Professor Allisonfranzese during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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