Gangs In The 1950's

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Kenyatta Waters Fu English III March 5, 2013 Gangs Gangs are made up of young men and women that grow up in harsh, underprivileged backgrounds who look for someone for social support and protection. Younger individuals in ghettos and lower classes see that they’re limited to things they could do, so gang membership is like a family, place to belong, and a strong sense of power. Gangs are like a business that hires anyone and sometimes the only chance many young ones have in getting a job. Although parents and school officials have tried to discourage gangs by outlawing these gang colors and styles, gangs have historically fulfilled real needs among underprivileged youth. Gang memberships in the 1950s weren’t always dealing with crimes but it…show more content…
The first kind of gang is the social gangs that like to be in a certain location. They encourage different group activities. They are more stable. They don’t need a leader, and they see each other as equal, they are the least violent gang there is. The next type of gang is the delinquent gang they are based on getting money from delinquencies. The members look towards each other for help and motivation. They depend on a leader. The leader does all the planning and committing crimes which are mostly stealing, but the delinquent gang tends to be the most emotionally stable even though they spend time planning and are involved with criminal activities. The last type of gang is the violent gang. The violent gang is based on obtaining emotional satisfaction from violent activities. They tend to follow the emotionally unstable leader who controls and manipulates others. Both the members and leaders are overestimating the circumstances size and the power of the group. This gang shows the highest degree of violence and is the most feared by society (Becerra…show more content…
The projects are to improve the self-esteem of gang members. They attempt this by providing them with education. Education is something that provides a gang member a positive thing to focus on. The youth can then improve their goals and will no longer need the support of the gang. Even finding them employment, again this helps their attention will be focused on something positive. Many gang members show talent even in their criminal displays of graffiti. But this talent may be used to help out in communities. Instead of sending kids to jail where they most likely see and learn more criminal behaviors, they could be put in an educational

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