Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Gangland

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The other night I watched my first episode of Gangland on the history channel. My roommate has talked about this show, so when it came on I thought I would see what it was all about. Needless to say I was shocked at what I watched in one episode, on one race. this particular show featured a gang called “aryan circle”. This gang centered around preserving and purifying their white race. It was so incredible. Even one of the gang member’s girlfriends had “Love thy race” tattooed on her back and many gang members had the gang symbol tattooed over their heart. Members who had gone to prison perpetuated their gang ideals also and received coded messages from outside sources on people they should kill that were also in prison. My roommate even told me that some of the gangs featured on the show had codes so intricate that not even professional code hackers could figure it out. These people were very intelligent. In the next episode, a Mexican gang was the topic. It was like watching the exact same gang, except having it centered around white supremacy, it was Mexican supremacy. This is relevant among many gangs. Watching this show makes me realize how sheltered I am within my own social environment.

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Written by amims1

December 6, 2009 at 1:29 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Don’t forget that these are tv shows, so they are going to try and find the most extreme example of a gang or several gangs and feature them on tv to get viewers. Not all gangs are as crazy as shown on tv. The producers of the show went out and tried to find the most exciting, interesting cases to throw on tv.

    al260513

    December 6, 2009 at 3:51 am

  2. Well even if they are the most extreme gangs out there, they are still out there. So it doesn’t really matter how extreme they are. The hate is still out there. I think it’s very interesting how a lot of these gangs actually “do business” with each other. Even among different races just to turn a profit. It kind of doesn’t make sense to help out a rival gang just to turn a profit. They contradict themselves.

    jturner36

    December 7, 2009 at 12:31 am


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