The greasers of the 1950s took their name from the “Greaser Act” which was a law created in California against Mexicans to protect Californians from Mexicans who were unarmed, but not peaceful or quiet people. The name “Greaser” was given to the Mexicans that greased carts, in the mid-1800s; this job was one of the worst jobs that anyone could have, which made the name “Greaser” one of utmost disrespect. When they adopted the name “greaser” also from the greased back hairstyle they did so with the idea of rebellion. Doing so with their look and attitudes. Many believe that this rebellious attitude came from the fact that the 1950s was a time of suppressed libido, due to the recovery from the war Nowadays, greasers are classified as people who not so much have the typical pompadour slicked back hairstyles but with “street cred” as a car guy who knows how to work on his hot rods.
The main thing that is hurting our country right now is violence, when you read the news about Chicago they had more murders then the soldiers in Iraq due to gang violence. Furthermore if the police love arresting criminals they should arrest all the thugs and send them to prison because they are the problem. Arresting somebody for drugs is not that Title: Non-Violent Criminals Should Be Punish With Fines serious for being put behind bars that person should pay a fine for his or her punishment. Non-violent criminals have a recidivism rate of 3% according the Department of Justice. In other words a non-violent criminal has a slight chance of repeating the same
Some suggested that it was “Crypts,” which is taken from the movie starred by Vincent Price, Tale From the Crypt (1962). The gang’s foundation was rooted from variety of factors dating back 1950s and 60s, including an economic decline during World War II that caused several to face poverty. Another reason was exclusion because of their race from organization like Boys Scouts, which created several young African American men to create their own groups similar to the Black Panthers. The Bloods The Bloods was formed Sylvester Scott and Vincent Owens in Piru Street, Compton, Los Angeles, in the 1960s. Whose sole purpose was to combat the Crips.
Hampton also taught political education classes. One of Hampton's greatest achievements was to persuade Chicago's most powerful street gangs to stop fighting against each other and he also made the “Rainbow Coalition Pact”, a nonagreesion deal that included the black community, Puerto-Rican and poor youths. So what I am trying to point at here is that the Black Panthers was not all about violence and the white supremists were only scared of the rise and awareness that the black community was developing and so they labelled it a terror gang and threat to national security. It was the FBI and CIA who incited the party into illegal activities, they wanted by all means to bring down the party and the movement. The government had problems with the Party because the Party was
Another reason of her disapproval deals with a surprise later found that Pilar and Sam are half brother and sister. We can also see the racial conflict with the questioned morale police officer, Charley Wade. While he was a police officer he was a tyrant to Mexicans and African Americans and would do whatever he can to make them afraid of him, to show whose boss since he was an Anglo. He harassed Otis’ who was an African American who owned a bar that was popular among African Americans. He also shot a Mexican man he knew was smuggling immigrants across the border.
Mexicans can smuggle just about anything across the border and upon this realization came the Mexican drug cartel boom. “The Columbians began heavily relying on Mexican smuggling prowess in the 1990’s as Columbia’s larger criminal factions dissolved into smaller groups” (Mexico’s Internal Drug War, 2006). The Columbians soon began selling cocaine at wholesale price to Mexican cartels, which caused the rival cartels (the Sinaloa cartel and the Juarez cartel) to battle over the control of the profit. “The downstream revenue is largely dictated by points of entry into the United States, such as Nuevo Laredo, and points of reception from Columbia, such as Acapulco” (Mexico’s Internal Drug War, 2006). The demand for drugs, such as cocaine and marijuana, in the United States has steadily increased in the last few decades.
Once they got home and were having the locks changed, Jean became immediately angry they sent a “gang member” and wanted the locks changed in the morning. Because of his appearance, which consisted of a shaved head, “prison” tattoos and pants hanging off his butt, she was positive he would go sell the keys to his “amigos.” These somewhat inaccurate stereotypes by Jean were supported from historical and socially constructed events. Since most men who are imprisoned are African American, to Jean and other members of society, this means all black men are criminals and one must be fearful of them. As for the Mexican locksmith, he must be a part of a gang and looking for trouble if he has tattoos and his pants
Louis Adamic, “A Slovenian Boy Remembers Tales of the Golden Country, 1909” in Major Problems in American History, edited by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman and Jon Gjerde, 72. 2007. Originally published in Laughing in the Jungle.
Therefore rap came to be the main way of expressing social oppression in black communities. Rappers best represented lives that lacked love ,fewer opportunities, and disgust with law enforcement. Dyson argues his beliefs on rap and its representation “Representing history is within reach of those who seize the opportunity to speak for themselves, to represent their own interest at all cost. Therefore gangsta rap is always involved in controversial representation. Constant attacks on homosexuals and women show the battle between cultural differences in many of gangsta rappers.
It was originally founded by 13 inmates who were active Latino street gang members from different neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area. The gang's nickname became "La Erne," signifying the Spanish word for the letter M. Gang members banded together in prison to protect themselves from other gang members, inmates and prison staff. It was this perceived need for protection from another group that acted as a catalyst for the gang's formation. Today, Mexican Mafia members come from all parts