Gangs and Teenage Violence Essay

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Gangs and Teenage Violence

A gang is a group of people who interact among themselves. Teen violence is contributed to these gangs. Most gangs claim neighborhoods as their territory and try to control everything inside that territory. This kind of antisocial behavior is a major problem in American Society.

Gang members are typical members of the same ethnic group. Fear and hatred for people of another race is called xenophobia. People who are victims of racism are often racists themselves. Rap music often features lyrics that are offensive to Asians, Jews, and African Americans. Earlier this century, the United States was divided into ghettos. Those days' gangs were from all races. Gangs today sell drugs to every
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People hearing news of Industrializing set out looking for jobs and when they couldn't find any jobs some adults would form gangs and hired children to assist them. The novel '' Oliver Twist'' is a prime example of what these were like and what they did. Street gangs were born in England then crossed the Atlantic Ocean and entered the United States. These Europeans had no place to live or go so they lived in a trashy neighborhood called the 5pt. District. Some turned to crime for financial support. The 5pt. District became the training ground for the thieves. The first gang formed here was known as the Forty Thieves. A taveren called Rossanna's Place became the meeting place of this gang. In 1825 the Kerronians, Plug Uglies, Shirt Tails, and Dead Rabbits were formed. Some gangs murdered than stole in a violent manor.

Gangs today often sell drugs for huge profits. The most popular drug soled by today's gangs is cocaine or crack cocaine. Drugs like marijauna and heroine is still sold by gang members today but it's not as popular. Gangs today are even more violent than earlier gangs. People join gangs for social support, entertainment, and economical financial support. Some gangs are just a group of people who hang out and think the world is against them. This is a ''them and us'' way of thinking. Both small and large gangs can become involved in criminal acts. Gangs

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