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  • L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur Essay example

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    L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur Kody Scott grew up in South Central L.A. during the nineteen-sixties and seventies, soon after the creation of the Crips. Raised in poverty without a father, and a full family raised solely by his mother, Kody Scott led the stereotypical “ghetto” life, a poor and broken home. However he does not blame this on his own personal decision to join the Crips while only eleven year’s old. The allure of the respect and “glory” that “bangers” got, along with the

  • The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur aka Kody Scott

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    This book Monster: the Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur aka Kody Scott depicts all of the events that Kody went through from the day he joined a gang up until when he decides to leave the gang, and his life after the gang. He joined the Eight Tray Crips when he was only eleven years old. He gets initiated into the gang after his sixth grade graduation, and he describes his initiation as an even bigger right of passage into society than his own graduation. The reasons that Kody

  • How Does Graffiti Affect Teens

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    enabled young teens to choose a lifestyle not involved in violence and gang life. Behind fences with signs that warn trespassers about the consequences of going beyond the metal barricade, there are groups of teenagers expressing their creativity and emotions through the nozzle of a spray can. For a few hours, those teenagers forget about their parents scraping by on welfare, the constant

  • Why The Gang Will Never Die Out

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    MS-13: Why the Gang Will Never Die Out Kathryn E. Psenda University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Abstract Mara Salvatrucha, often called the most dangerous gang in America, was bred from the violence and war that plagued El Salvador for over 12 years. As Salvadoran civilians, as well as ex-guerillas, sought asylum in the United States, they brought with them an ember of this violence that was stoked in the dangerous streets of Pico-Union, L.A. To defend themselves, the refugees formed

  • Analysis Of The Article ' Sounds Of L.a '

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    The Daily Bruin is running a music column titled “Sounds of L.A.” This column explores how various Los Angeles neighborhoods influence musicians that are based in the city. Including the rock ’n’ roll landmark of Laurel Canyon, the modern indie beacon of Echo Park, and the rough-and-tumble underground punk scene of East L.A., Los Angeles has birthed hundreds of artists across all genres. I am the writer of The Daily Bruin’s “Sounds of L.A.” column, and the more time I spend interviewing and researching

  • The Novel Southland By Frank Sakai And Curtis Martin

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    The novel Southland is a murder unknown story taking place in Los Angeles between the 40 's, and 90 's at a period when racism and discrimination were at the all time high. Revoyr’s features various historical references were taking place in Los Angeles’s past related to racial issues and uses some character interactions to drive these points home. Frank Sakai and Curtis Martin are two main characters whose life is prompted by the racism in the Los Angeles neighborhoods. Stylistically, Revoyr’s deliberate

  • Black And Brown Youth Were Criminalized By The State Similarly

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    economic project that resembled colonialist events. Through the structure of law in relationship to capital facilitated by discourse and ideology, the development of police brutality against people of color was adjusted as the city of Los Angeles (L.A) grew. With the influx of White European descendants and immigrants, the alienation and discrimination of Brown and Black people became so egregious as to consider them the racial other. Inasmuch, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) became social

  • The Republic Of East L. A Stories Book Review

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    Emily Pichardo The Republic of East L.A. Stories, Luis J. Rodriguez, Published in 2002 by Rao “The Republic of East L.A. Stories” captures the heartbreaking experiences Mexican-American’s were forced to endure. Escaping poverty, alcohol abuse, drug use, and gang violence was an everyday struggle for many families during this time. African American and Latino gangs were initially created as a response to white racism. They were restricted as to what areas they could live in and where constantly harassed

  • Social Issues In West County

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    The neighborhood Westmont located in South L.A. the area holds a population of 81,467 with an ethnicity of “Blacks at 57.7% and Latino at 39.9%” (Westmont). The median age is 25 in average for South L.A. but young for the county. As a matter of fact the percentage of residents ages ten or younger are among the county’s highest. In addition the ancestry and immigration of “Mexican 24.5% and Unspecified African 2.5% are among the most common” (Westmont). Westmont’s households median average is $31

  • Bastar Of The Party Research Paper

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    Bastard of the Party Patarasorn Boonyaprakob The issue with the youth gangs in South Central L.A. has long roots back into the history of American community, attracting attention of the people who have interest and study the history of L.A. neighborhoods. The gangs are also known as the “Bastard of the Party”. The reason it was called with this name has traces back into the history of the former political party the 1960s known as the Black Panther party, Black self-organized party who fought against