A Brief Note On World 's Most Dangerous Gang Essay

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MS13 - World’s Most Dangerous Gang

Social Stigma

Social stigma refers to extreme disapproval of (or discontent with) a person or group on socially characteristic grounds that are perceived, and serve to distinguish them, from other members of a society. Stigma may then be affixed to such a person, by the greater society, who differs from their cultural norms. Social stigma can result from the perception and judgement of mental disorder, physical disabilities, diseases such as leprosy illegitimacy, sexual orientation, gender identity, parenthood, sexuality, beliefs, values education, nationality, ethnicity, power, prestige, wealth, occupation, class, religion, beauty, relationship, intellect or criminality. Attributes associated with social stigma often vary depending on the geopolitical and corresponding sociopolitical contexts employed by society, in different parts of the world. Social stigmas can occur in many different forms. The most common deal with culture, obesity, gender, race, illness and disease. Many people who have been stigmatized, feel as though thet are transforming from a whole person to a tainted one. They feel different and devalued by other. Brenda Paz, a former female member of MS13, is spilling the beans about her gang after her boyfriend is prosecuted over the death of a young man. By doing this, Brenda has defied a very important code of her gang’s sanction against snitching: You rat, you die, and become green lighted for assassination. When…

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