Gangs in America Essay examples
Crips and Bloods: Made in America took place in south of Los Angeles focusing on gang violence among two fearsome African American gangs, Crips and Bloods. The documentary sends the viewer to the roots of the social strains of African American people that created Crips and Bloods. …show more content…
Many years after the LA riots young African American children began to mimic their parents violence. These young delinquents lacked direction and leaders in the community which their parents followed. Youths were left to their own devices which created by two rival gangs, Crips and Bloods. Guns became more readily available to gangs at a young age which increased the mortality rate. Youths began to rely heavily on gang life for protection from other opposing gangs by becoming victimizers instead of victims. Gang life is seen as suitable lifestyle to many youths raised without fathers to guide them. Mothers are forced to raise their children with absent fathers dead or in prison.
Children's antisocial behavior increases when single mothers work full time and raise children alone. Gangs, drugs, and homicides created spikes of social disorganization in south Los