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Where do gangs come from?

Could you answer that question without google? Just off the top of your head, what would you answer, particularly in reference to the LA gangs? Poverty, lack of education, drugs, alcoholism, racism?

Would you have answered that the “gang problem” we have today, generally associated with Blacks, Hispanics, and Southeast Asians, started back in the 1940’s with an anti-segregation white supremacist groups (like the one called the spookhunters – and good luck finding anything on google that isn’t about the paranormal)?

I’m watching Bastards Of The Party. Needless to say, they skipped over this aspect of the Civil Rights Era in my American History class. Here’s an excerpt from the book that inspired this film. read more…

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  1. June 11, 2008 at 1:20 PM
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