Rashad is beaten by Paul Galluzzo. Quinn sees Rashad getting beaten by Guzzo's brother, tries not to think of the violence behind the act. quinn looks at paul as a rolemodel, becasue after quinn's father died he stepped in to be some one for him to look up too.
quinn goes to Guzzo family barbecue. after they watching a game that day the news came on and a stroy on rashad is on, it is quickly turned off . he doesn't feel normal around them so he leaves early. Quinn begins to choose rashad's side.
rashad speaks with his friends in the hospital they all are joking in the start of the reunion, but they ask rashad about what happened. he tell them about how paul went off on him before he could explain what happended. this starts a fire under carlos, he later goes and spray paintsthe school to get attention for the cause. the slogan is "RASHAD IS ABSENT AGAIN TODAY".
when quinn is dropping off his little brother willy at school he sees paul and tries to leave without talikng to him, but paul chaces him down and says that he was trying to keep everyone in the store safe. the incedent shows how the paul is going crazy from all the media.
quinn calls the police and gives a statement. he is finally sure about what side he is on. he also wairs a shirt that says,"im marching, are u?" which really solidifys where he stands on the matter.
quinn and rashad lock eyes. rashad and quinn are living to different lives, but they understand each other. quinn is with rashad and wants to help. this symbolizes both sides of race noticing a problem in the world.