posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 07:34 PM
originally posted by: Mikeultra
a reply to: Sremmos80
Was Mike Brown an aspiring gang member? A Bloods wanna-be? He's flashing gang signs. What's the gang situation in Ferguson? He was not a school
boy... face it, he was a thug.
Are you serious? Really? No offense, but you have really personified the ignorance Middle America wallows in regarding the real world and youth
culture. You really need to get out of your little 'burb a bit more.
1. Black guys making hand gestures of any sort automatically means gangs, right? Because blacks don't use hand gestures for non-gang affiliated
reasons. News flash: like every other group of teenagers, black kids have their own subcultures that do not involve being involved in a gang. While a
number of these gestures might have had their roots in gang signs, a number have evolved into non-gang hand gestures. In fact, they are not really
that different from white kids. Metalheads throw the horns up, hippies flip the peace sign.
2. If these kids were gang affiliated, they would already have some sort of record, even if only at school. But they do not. You do not get involved
with a gang and NOT end up dirtied.
3. Rap culture is very popular amongst kids of all races. Just like heavy metal was the shock culture of choice when I was young. Young kids making
signs like this is actually pretty common. Are they aspiring criminals or ganstas? No. Remember how idiots across America were dumb enough to believe
that people who listen to heavy metal were devil worshiping violent psychos? We have the same thing here regarding Rap Culture, which fills the niche
Heavy Metal and punk once did: shock, rebellion, and getting reactions.
The kids featured in these pictures look like half the teenagers I know and live near, doing the same crap they do. Half of them are white, too. And
guess what. None of them are gang bangers. Hell, we don't even have gangs in my part town. Just a lot of little rapper wannabes. HUGE difference
between the two.
If you want to see what a real gang banger looks like, visit Oakland. Or L.A. Or Stockton. Or Tuscon. Or the Bronx. They are nothing like these kids.