America is divided in two nations. Two different Americas, where choices, possibilities and life in general isn’t the same. It’s two different cultures, where people have two different kinds of dreams and hopes.
I think the goal of the speaker is to share these stories and open people’s eyes to how America is divided, so he shares stories from each part of the nation.
But we also see the different parts reunite when Raisuddin fights for his shooter, because he has come to believe in God and second chances. (p. 3)
“A newly minted American citizen, he had come to believe that Stroman was the product of a hurting America that couldn’t just be lethally injected away. (..)