Gang Formations in 1960s Los Angeles (Structural Functionalist Perspective…
Gang Formations in 1960s Los Angeles
Structural Functionalist Perspective
Where did you see this illustrated in the film?
Photos of people smiling and dressed in nice clothing.
The booming automotive business allowed blacks to thrive in South L.A.
Many factories close
What did one of the men say that illustrated this aspect of society?
"People were buying houses, cars... It was a time of optimism"
Bird and other young black boys being rejected from Boy Scouts
Blacks couldn't get careers because they lacked a proper education
Felt they had no status
Racism within the United States and lower economic status for blacks
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
The film focuses on gangs and racism in Los Angeles
The film having a focus on the lives of Ron, Bird, and Kumasi
Symbolic Interaction Approach
Black pride movement that arose groups like the Black Panthers
Ron, Bird, Kumasi, and other commentators sharing their story of events.