The other Wes as we read saw the flashiness of selling drugs, he just wanted the new clothes and shoes that Tony and the rest of the kids and teens had. While the author Wes did not exactly go that far, he went with lying to his friends about being hard and tuff and exaggerating on stories a little bit and ditching school. Both of them growing up in the same neighborhood had to deal with the same thing, Drugs, more specifically Crack . The area that they lived in had seen a sixty one percent jump in the crime rate. This was not your typical drug “Crack was different from the drugs that preceded it.
Kody’s life would be greatly affected by the outnumbering gangs growing around the area where he lived. At a young age Kody had a big decision to make concerning whether he wanted to live a life of a gang member or live a life of a civilian. At the age of eleven Kody, also known as Monster Kody, new that he wanted to live the ghetto life of a gang member. Theories of delinquency attempt to provide an explanation and reason as to why the juvenile engages in delinquent acts. This paper attempts to explain the reasons behind Kody Scott’s delinquent behavior and why he decided to live the life of a gangster.
tupac Tupac Changes the Rap Game (How did Tupac change the perception of rap?) There was many people that changed the rap game but only one stuck out. Tupac Amaru Shakur also known as Tupac was raised by a member of the Black Panther Party. Tupac Shakur had a hard childhood due to the instability in his young life. Little did people know the experiences that he endured were about to put him to the world of success.
My father grew up in an atmosphere that included racial discrimination and economic strife. My father had to with the pressures of living in the inner city ghetto where there was and still is drugs, welfare, degradation, gang violence and homelessness. My mother on the other hand, was lucky enough to have a family that was strong and cultural connected, but still had to live with racism. My parents encouraged their children” to be more and want more out of life.” They instilled in us not to allow anyone “to bring you down or put you down.” There was a powerful drive for their children to succeed at anything that they did. In the 1970s success was
I had not told my parents what happened but one day my Father noticed that there was something wrong when I was walking down the street with him and asked him if we could cross the street because I saw a couple of black kids walking towards us on that same street. My Father told me that there was nothing to be scared of; that they were just like me and him, except they had a different skin color. My father also enrolled me in a predominantly black Catholic High School in Harlem (Rice H.S.) so that I could overcome my fear. In any case, there are things that as a parent you can do to help your children understand and to help cope with certain situations when they witness violence.
Rap music is probably those most influential thing that kids look up too in this day in age, therefore Rap music teaches teen’s harmful things due to the things said in the lyrics and has lead to many deaths by young juveniles (monk). Hip-hop originated in the early 1970s through a mixture of spoken word and jazz drumming and instrumentations (Nasso). In the mid 1970s, a man by the name of Clive Campell began to DJ his own parties, playing soul, old funk and R&B records on his turntables.
In the memoir, The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, two kids with the same name grow up in the same city of Baltimore, under similar conditions and in many ways, had similar lives, but their lives go in very different directions and end up in very different places. The influence of family and poverty seem to be the factor that sends each in the other direction. The author’s father dies when he was young, while the other Wes Moore’s father was just not around. The author’s mother sent him to military school, which significantly changed his life, while the other Wes Moore’s mother seemed to have no control of her son. A caring family, a loving environment and clear direction, as military school provides, and the ways different people deal with poverty, can easily be the factors that made Wes Moore the author pursue a positive lifestyle while his counterpart ended up in prison for life.
The Dynamics When it comes to gangs people may have the image of just people looking to cause trouble and violence but there is a sense of family and protection for the members, if you take a closer look. In Stacey Peralta’s documentary Bloods and Crips: Made in America released in 2008; Peralta is an American director and is also known for his career as a professional skateboarder and surfer. Peralta examines the conditions that have lead to years and years of devastating violence between young blacks in South Los Angeles. The film raises the question for me, how did these people get to this point?. Peralta argues that the life of the Bloods and Crips is a life a despair running through the family and is all in order to survive; he argues that gangs are a doomed to fail route in life.
American youth The novel American youth is written by Phil LaMarche, and a story about a high school student, who’s life gets turned up side down after an accident, which killed one of his friends. Our main character, Theodore LeClare (Teddy,) is a high school student, who lives in Sandy Creek with his mother and friends. Teddy is a small, blond-haired and nimble boy; he is neither muscular nor manly. Teddy’s father works and lives in Pennsylvania, which is an 8-hour drive from Sandy creek, so Teddy rarely gets to see him. Teddy origins from a traditional American family.
Although John Brown’s life was changed after witnessing the beating of his African American friend, he was not able to actually begin his fight against slavery until he was in his early teens. At the age of seventeen, Brown assisted in helping to hide a runaway slave. Soon afterwards he became immersed in