Gang Formation in the 1960s (Racial Inequality & Unequal Power…
Gang Formation in the 1960s
Similar socioeconomic backgrounds
Boys scout (not for AA kids)
In the video a man talked about, boys scouts being around but it was for white kids. Often times black kids wanted something of the same caliber. He then says that's how the
Something to be proud of
Parents work long hours
Whatś going on at home?
Are you ok?
Poverty at home
Involved in something
Symbolic - Interactionist Perspective
The biggest thing joining a gang in the 1960s, gave men/women who joined was a relationship. And whatever the person was missing from their family, the gang filled that void
Racial Inequality & Unequal Power
Getting power back
Common ground (things they had in common)
For Us By Us
-- Although it was a concept founded after the 1960s; the activist as the time were presenting these values. Using people in the community to further advance the community.
Leaders were being
Structural - Functionalist Perspective
At the height of the Civil Rights movement black Americans were beginning to realize they had a voice. They began to see they could stand up for themselves and do for themselves. This was essential for the advancement of the black community. Black americans began to open businesses,go back to school and most importantly work together.
Black Panther Party -- the black panther party promoted more than rebellion. It promoted education, and structure amongst other black women/men.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Black Pride movement -- committed to changing within first.