In the movie “Boyz in the Hood” it is set in the inner city of Los Angeles, that portrays the social problems and issues that arose in the early 90’s. It shows the story line of three guys who are best friends that grew in “in the hood” on the same street, and the problems they face of a daily basis. Ricky and Doughboy are two half-brothers, with two different ambitions in life. Ricky is your typical high school star athlete who is trying his hardest to get a scholarship to USC, to make a better life for him and his girlfriend and their child. Doughboy was succumbed into violence, gang affiliation, and alcohol due to being in and out of juvenile detention centers growing up, although he was into gang and violence Doughboy still maintains a
Do you know the difference between a Soc and a greaser? There is always a social structure no matter where you go. In the movie based off the novel “The Outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton and produced by Frank Ford Coppola there is a fine line between Soc and greaser. At the bottom you have the hoods. The hoods are like greasers, but they are dirtier and a lot meaner. Next, is the greasers. They’re just lower class people with greasy hair. Then middle class comes, just regular people. They’re neither rich or poor. Then you have the top, the big time Socs, the rich kids. The fact that you can quite literally see the difference between a Soc and a greaser in the movie, helps support every detail S.E. Hinton wrote in the novel.
The film Boyz N the Hood is a story about life in South Central Los Angeles. The film was wrote and directed by John Singleton in 1991. I chose this movie because of its relevance to the course and how it reflects pop culture in that time period. The opening line in the movie “one out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” really catches the audience attention (Nicolaides & Singleton, 1991). This movie goes into detail and shows the life of three young males living in the hood of Los Angeles battling a life surrounded by drugs, violence, and questions of race. This film is a great image of how American pop culture was consumed in the early 90s.
Although not very evident throughout the film, discrimination plays a huge role in the movie “La Bamba”. The type of discrimination we see in the movie consist of; prejudices against Hispanics and stereo types. Richie is of Mexican descent and although he does not speak Spanish, people many times assumed that he does because of his appearance. An example of this is when Bob speaks to Richie in Spanish when they first meet (44:04). Here, we encounter a type of stereotype that all Latinos don’t know English. Another example of this type of stereotype is when Richie is attempting to convince his manager of performing “La Bamba”. Immediately, his manager begins to shut the idea claiming it’s because of Richie not being able to speak the language.
In this essay “Living in Two Worlds” written by Marcus Mabry, I will analyse his split life by examining how his new life is affect poverty, finding a balance and self reliance. The harsh reality is many of his family members were struggling to make ends meet while he was living a modest life because of the scholarship he had received in ninth grade. This affects him from truly enjoying this experiencing considering that during the day his life was satisfying but when he got home this completely changed when he was forced with his reality of living with poverty. As a result of this “Most students who travel between the universe of poverty and affluence during breaks experience similar conditions, as well as the guilt, the helplessness and, sometimes, the embarrassment associated with them. ”(Mabry 100) The previous quote highlights why it
Alexander, M. (2010). The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. New
It was around 7 on a hot August afternoon in 1965, in a Los Angeles south central neighborhood; when a twenty-one year old man named Marquette Frye was on his way home after a few beers to drop off his Brother. Not far from his house they were pulled over by an officer Lee Minkus who then proceeded to give Marquette Frye a field sobriety test. As Mr. Frye stumbled along the curb his brother Ronald Frye walked a few blocks over to the Frye residence and shortly returned with their mother. As the events unfolded the number of curious onlookers grew.
Stereotyping is an issue that affects all ages, genders, and races. Not all stereotypes are bad, but when you maliciously stereotype it becomes a problem. In S.E. Hinton’s young adult novel The Outsiders, stereotyping is a significant issue. There are two gangs in this novel, the “greasers”, and the “Socs”. The greasers live on the east side and are known as “hoods”. The Socs live on the west side and are known as the west side rich kids who have all the breaks. People judge their personality just based on where they live, and what they look like. Stereotyping is an unfair way to judge people because you never know their whole story.
Americans stereotype blacks to be murderers, rapists, or robbers. Brent Staples was conceived to be a robber. He was taken out of his own office because he was mistaken for a burglar (Staples 1). When Americans see black men
The nurturing role in the domestic context identified as being good, causes boys to be unsure as to how to be good yet not be feminine. The resultant anxiety of this conflict is resolved in ‘street gang’. The street gang provides avenues and motivation for delinquent behaviour and gives young men an opportunity to express themselves as young men.
This documentary film explores the poverty issue in America. They follow three families who are struggling with financial difficulty due to the down fall of the economy. They interview the kids from each family while allowing them to freely express their feelings about being poor. These families do not come from the infamous welfare system. They are the victims of the market crash that led to the economic recession that started in late 2000’s. They explain how their parents became jobless or struggled to maintain and find new jobs. How they lost their homes due to being unable to pay for rent or the mortgage. All of their possessions were confiscated from the storage location due to unpaid rent. They share their tragedy to overcome the hunger and the frustrations of being poor. They also share their thoughts and dreams about the future. They all wish to have a steady job one day where they can make enough money and not live in poverty like their parents. All of them know that the only way they can escape from living in poverty is through education. They talk about maintaining good grades in order for them to go to college and pursue their future dreams.
How well does Moore describe the culture of the streets, where young boys grow up believing that violence transforms them into men? Talk about the street culture—its violence, drug dealing, disdain for education. What creates that ethos and why do so many young men find it attractive?
The first real study of social disorganization happened during the 1800’s in France by two men, Adolph Quetelet and Andre-Michel Guerry. They studied social disorganization by taking the recently released criminal records and mapping them. They were able to show that crime is related to places. After Adolph and Andre Michel came Robert Parks and Ernest Burgess who studied the similarities between ecology and urban social structures. Parks and Burgess after seeing how time played a role in how cities are affected, created a theory called the Concentric Zone theory. This theory correlated ecology means of invasion, dominance, and succession and combined it to cities. After Parks and Burgess, two men by the names of Shaw and McKay took up this theory and applied it social disorganization and its effects on delinquents.
I chose to write my Response Essay on the story "Sonny's Blues" written by James Baldwin. In Sonny's Blues, the storyteller recounts the tale of his association with his sibling, Sonny. Sonny is a performer not able to get away from the ghetto. Disheartened by his sibling's suffering , the storyteller connects with him, yet discovers that Sonny's hurt powers his music. The narrator is a teacher in Harlem that has changed his life and got out of the ghetto where he grew up. He sees African American youths finding the points of confinement put on them by a supremacist society at the exact instant when they are finding their capacities. The narrator talks about his association with his more youthful sibling, Sonny. That relationship has traveled
Wayne Dyer once said, “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The rival gangs found in S.E. Hinton’s critically acclaimed novel, The Outsiders, the Greasers and Socs live by these terms as they face many perils considering the flame of deep hatred that separates both teenage groups. The novel is told in the perspective of 14-year-old Ponyboy, who is a part of the east side Greasers. In the novel, The Outsiders, the fault of the majority of the disaccord found in the community belongs to the Greasers.