"My uncle was like my father. He stepped in and raised me when my father left."
"What’s one important thing he taught you?"
"He taught me to hit back. He told me that if somebody hit me, and I didn’t hit back, that he was going to hit me.”
"Now that you’re grown, do you think that’s a good thing?"
"It’s easy to say that it’s not. But I was a small kid in a tough neighborhood, and it taught people not to pick on me. So I appreciated it."