The misuse of positivism, the belief that science cannot be disputed, has been used to convince people of the “superiority” of the white race. In this paper I will go in to depth to show how the Ku Klux Klan can be broken down into the three subtopics of sociology that are Conflict theory, Structure and agency, and the misuse of positivism. After the end of the civil war, the south was crushed both literally and economically. Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States of America (U.S.A.), made it illegal for any person to own slaves any were in the U.S. with the passing of the 13th amendment. Now although the north had won the war many of the problems that had caused it remained present in the hearts and minds of most of the people in the South.
Prior to the Civil War, African Americans were never treated very humanely. The Whites were the dominant race while the African Americans suffered under their commands as slaves who were treated unequally. Because slavery was such a huge issue, it became the reason of the outbreak of the Civil War. The African American troops in the movie Glory fought with their lives in hopes of winning the war to achieve freedom. Their goal was to abolish slavery completely and prevent it from harming many people.
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is the name of several past and present secret domestic terrorist organizations in the United States, generally in the southern states, that are best known for advocating white supremacy and acting as vigilantes while hidden behind conical masks and white robes. The KKK has been known to utilize terrorism, violence, and lynching to intimidate and oppress African Americans, Jews, and Roman Catholics during periods of turmoil. The first Klan was founded in 1865 by veterans of the Confederate Army. Their main goal is to permute white supremacy in the aftermath of the American Civil War. The KKK quickly adopted violent methods.
Blooded In, but Never Blooded Out Crippin’ Crips How the Crips First Started In Los Angeles Raymond Washington initially called the gang, “Baby Avenues.” His Goal was to carry out activities like the Black Panthers. Cofounder Stanely Tookie Williams started his own “West-Side Crips” Plan to recreate Blank Panther, “Social change” went astray because of hatred from others, and obsession with protecting himself. By 1971 well known and spread across Los Angeles, Began to terrorize other gangs to show dominance This is when gangs revolutionized from respect OGs to modern day “chumps” Began to wear blue as emblem. (RULES) Piru Street Boys, Bloods Powerful Gang in Compton, CA. Created in 1971 as Piru Street Boys, for short while Piru St. Crips.
Northern gangs are bitter enemies to the EME and Southern street gangs. SYMBOLS FOR NORTENO GANGS: “Norte”, “XIV”, “X4”, “14”,The Huelga Bird, “TC”, the color red, 4 dots, 4 fingers held in the air, SF 49er® attire, (Sweet Fourteen, or Scrap Free), any NFL symbols (Nortenos for Life) and the northern star or any star. REGARDING SOUTHERN STREET GANGS: Violent conflicts between Northern and Southern gangs have been continuous since the 1960’s. The conflict began with the creation of the Mexican Mafia (EME) in the 1950’s. The EME was formed by Southern Hispanic gangs to gain control of illegal activities on the streets and in the prison
Ethno-violence this type of crime doesn’t call for legal normal however, is still a hate crime. Mission hate crimes are an act of “war” against different people. Thrill hate crime are usually done by a younger crowd seeking pleasure. There are different hate groups everywhere such as, White Supremacy, Neo-Nazi, Volksfront, Racist Skinheads, Hammerskins, American Front, The Vinlanders Social Club, Supreme White Alliance, Fraternal White Knights, Racists prison groups. The list goes on and on however, with all the hate groups they all mean the same thing and they all commit crimes against other people.
Bloods This article is about the Los Angeles gang. The Bloods gang are also not to be confused with the United Blood Nation. Founded|Mid-1972| In|Los Angeles, California, United States| Years active|1972–present| Territory|USA-wide| Ethnicity|Primarily African American| Criminal activities|Murder, drug trafficking, robbery, extortion| Allies|People nation, Latin Kings, United Blood Nation| Rivals|Crips, Folk Nation, Surenos| The Bloods are a street gang founded in Los Angeles, California. The gang is widely known for its rivalry with the Crips. They are identified by the red color worn by their members and by particular gang symbols, including distinctive hand signs.
This particular gang is a white supremacy group originally created to help protect white prisoners from black and Mexican gangs. Over the years the AB has developed a working relationship with a Mexican gang known as The Mexican Mafia. The AB does not allow Mexicans or blacks to join there group, but the AB has formed this relationship with The Mexican Mafia as a way to further their criminal enterprises. The AB now places more focus on their criminal activities, like drugs, prostitution, gambling and other crimes inside of prison. This alliance with a Mexican gang gives them more GANGS IN THE PRISON SYSTEM control over the black
For many, to fit in or be accepted in their “hood” could mean living a life of crime because that is the only way they know to survive. From the power point in class that was discussed, I conclude that lots of African Americans are in gangs. As stated in the article, the metro area of Houston has the most gang members that are active in the community. Gang members are involved in dog fighting, murders, human trafficking and many other illegal things that corrupt our