In "Durango Street," how did Alex help Rufus Henry, his family or other people?  What does he look like?

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Alex Robbins is the social worker who helps Rufus Henry overcome some of his problems.

In the beginning of Chapter 10, we see Alex for the first time.  The author describes him there.  He says that Alex is a tall black man who is lithe (slim), has long legs and...

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Alex Robbins is the social worker who helps Rufus Henry overcome some of his problems.

In the beginning of Chapter 10, we see Alex for the first time.  The author describes him there.  He says that Alex is a tall black man who is lithe (slim), has long legs and looks like an athlete.

In general, Alex helps Rufus and the Moors feel more confident in themselves.  He helps them feel like they can accomplish things.  One specific way that he helps them is by getting Ernie Brown to come and meet them.  That helps them feel like they are important.

Alex also helps Rufus by telling him the truth.  One example of this is when he tells Rufus that Rufus has to find other ways to solve problems than by violence.  Rufus doesn't believe him and Alex tells him that he is acting stupid.

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