At my school we are required to do a senior project based on research that we conduct on a social issue. When I heard this I narrowed my decisions down to two topics these were domestic violence and the effects of gangs in the community and youth. I finally decided to do my research on gangs as I feel like they play a role here in Oakland. A gang is defined as a “An organized group of criminals”. I think this can frankly be truth but also exaggerated. I choose this as my senior project because it’s a topic that has revolved around me my whole life as I grew up in the streets of Oakland, Ca.
A young boy with a grown-man problem all he thinks is fighting He’s a locked doors breaker careless person gang banger don't mess with him inside his head, he’s an undertaker. He don't listen or follow rules favorite season: April Fools.
The Protagonist of Stork's book Behind the Eyes is Hector. His story is set in El Paso, Texas. He lives with his mom and brother and sister. He is a hard working student even though he does not want to admit it at times. The significance of this setting is that he and his family have lived there almost all there lifes. They have many memories there and also made up lives they really do not want to just leave. The significance of the settings shift from El Paso, Texas to the Furman (old air force base) is that in the new setting he feels somewhat uncomfortable but he knows he is safe there.
When creating my concept map, I organized my data based on facts about my topic which is gangs of New York. At first I put facts about my topic then I added subtopics which were outcome/effects of gangs, recruitment, and peer pressure. I put these ideas in this order because it`s easier to understand and relates to what I am saying. For example, I put the deadliest gang in my concept map and explained how individuals get into the gang itself. Then on the side I put recruitment to represent how other gangs get their members.
Those who don’t know any better think that all Spanish speakers are Mexican, but we know that all Spanish speakers are from different cultures. Some people may also think that all Mexicans eat beans and rice, but the truth is there some Mexicans that don’t eat beans and rice.
They also think that all Mexicans are in gangs, and they all have green cards. But we know that not all Mexicans are in gangs, and not all Mexicans have green cards.
If Christine Quinn becomes the next mayor of New York City, discrimination and gangs are an issue that Quinn and the council will need to deal with this is an important issue that Quinn has to solve because many people die because of discrimination and gangs.
The introduction to Things Get Hectic by Philip Kay is very interesting because it relates to everyday life in our world today. He talks about gang violence and how police officers are really corrupted and don't do their job correctly. He explains how youth violence has always been there. I find this book to be very interesting to me because I feel that i will be able to relate to it so much and agree with most of what they are saying. What I have been thinking about in my book since the last time that I read it is, how these kids die so young from bombings on the train to stabbing.
I'm figuring out whether Latin Kings is the topic really for me. I know too much about this gang, which makes it, in my behalf, an easy topic. It’s also a brilliant topic for me to do because gangs always represent something bad, and to stay away from. Yet what made it bad? What started it to become something not good in life?
As I was researching the Latin Kings, it became something interesting because they were not all that bad at first. They were a supportive community for the Spanish. Until they allow themselves to sell drugs and not become who they once used to be.
In book 2 Round 1-4 pages 90 - 120 might leave a reader feeling thrilled on how sapo attacked his english teacher. the example is on page 90. “ thass right i won’t prove you wrong but i’ll will be jamming your wife.” the class was silent because that wasnt any longer but an insult. sapo turned his back and started to walk towards the door. mr blessington charged towards him and grabbed him by his shoulder. sapo wasn’t trying to stay so mr.blessington put him in the headlock. soon as he let him go sapo jumped on his back and bite him on his neck.
I'm interested in this article because my favorite rapper, Chief Keef is a member in the gang in which the article talks about. I just wanted to learn the original traditions of the gang because the chicago gang life interest me.
Is rap music setting a bad example to younger kids?
In today's rap culture all you hear about is sex,drugs,violence,and money. Are all of these things setting a bad example to the youth of this generation? Are kids being pressured by this music because it's "what's in" and in order to be "popular" you have to listen, and act like you " fit in" to this crowed?
Since Ive been reading the book Still Running Ive had chills and goosebumps down my body. the pain and suffer this family has been going through makes me really thank god i don't have to go what they went through and i have the home i have. One part in the story that really got me to think was when Rano and his brother got jumped by the kids from the other side of the tracks. when they're brought back to feeling and sight , Rano had the audacity to tell his brother not to tell anyone he cried.
Well am reading freedom writers and its a good book it talks about how kids live their lives suffer becauser other gangs would beat them. And they would get guns to protect themself. They would get in trouble in school and they would not care for them its like they were in their hood like they called...