The Rise of Illegal Drug Trade in Our Dangerous Economy

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Ever since drugs became illegal to be purchased in the early century the whole illegal drug trade started to rise and many individuals especially youth started to join this dangerous and illegal economy. Youths were ambitious and were attracted to this inner city business just to get money in a faster way. That is because drug selling and other illegal activities appeared to be the most effective way to get rich in a faster way. Also many of these youth would rather earn money in a dangerous way than working for someone racially superior. Many of these youngsters joined these underground jobs because of their low economic status they were trapped in. Another reason why these teenagers joined this dangerous economic is because of the autonomy they would get in this job. The fact that they can self govern themselves is essential to them because is something they weren’t able to find in an entry-level job (Bourgois, Pg. 9-10). They also gained respect from the surroundings they would usually socialize with. Practically most of the youths that had joined the underground jobs have had negative experiences in the minimum-wage labor market from their racist bosses or supervisors (Bourgois, Pg. 7). One of the things the underground economy offers that the inner city doesn’t is the fast short-term success. Many young people were looking for the capacity of growing to a higher social or economic position (Bourgois, Pg. 10). However, besides the higher ranking, the respect, and

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