Scott Monks introduces the reader to his book about boys and gangs, growing up in an area where it is a norm to be in a gang and leadership in a gang. Introducton: The story of the book, Boyz “r “us deals with Mitchel, (Mitch) and gangs in the 1990’s in Marrickville, an inner suburb of Sydney. The toughness of boys growing up in extreme circumstances, poverty, one parent families, dysfunctional families. Juvenile delinquencies of boys and siblings, assaults and wilful damage. Differentiation of race and segregation of societies in the inner suburb of Sydney.
In the novel The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates both characters faced a lot of the same issues, the way they handled these issues was up to them. Whether they were going to join a gain or a school academics club. Both of the Wes ' lived in poverty and witnessed firsthand drug and alcohol abuse. "I realized just how similar the challenges the young boys here and like the ones I grew up with faced. In both places, young men go through the daily struggle trying to navigate their way through the deadly streets, poverty,…" (Moore 170).
Craig a young black man in his early twenties lives at home with his parents is determined to leave the ghetto but there 's just some things holding him back. Smokey his best friend who is the same age and also black is a weed dealer that would rather smoke his own product rather than sell it and that leads to him and Craig in danger. This film represents neighborhood change, violence & transformation, and a local hero. I chose this film one it is one of my favorite movies, also because it is a gem to the black community, and lastly it relates to blacks who live in the ghetto and who have gone through the same struggle as Craig and Smokey but with a humorous and heroic twist. American culture can be expressed in different ways and for this movie is displays the culture of the ghetto.
Imprisonment was a very repetitive and perpetual theme in "Sonny's Blues." Sonny was physically imprisoned when he was incarcerated for distribution of heroin. Being incarcerated was extremely detrimental to Sonny because his desire for freedom. Although a great amount of the imprisonment in the story is abstract. Harlem is referred to as a trap several times, insinuating that those of lower class must struggle to escape.
In this quote, Wes Moore, the narrator is speaking from his house in Baltimore. Wes does not have many memories with his father because his father died when Wes was a little boy.This reveals that Wes had a difficult childhood. Wes looked up to his father because he was his protector. Wes’s only memories with his father are when he made him apologize to his mother and sister for hitting his sister and watching him die In this quote, Wes Moore, the narrator is speaking about the other Wes Moore and his brother Tony. Wes and his brother Tony both have rough lives and grow up taking drugs and hanging out on the streets.
For the Discussion Assignment of this week, I chose the Haitian story "Ghosts" by Edwidge Danticat. I chose this story because it shook me a little. It tells about the poor conditions of Haitian slums such as Bel Air in Port-au-Prince, "the Baghdad of Haiti" (Danticat, 2008, p. 1), and in particular the disadvantaged life of Pascal Dorien, a young boy from a good family who wanted to report the rude situation of his neighborhood by becoming a radio journalist. Unfortunately, the tough criminal situation in there, melted with the daily routine of his parents ' restaurant, where local gang bosses used to chill, dragged him in a vicious circle. He has been charged with several crimes unfairly and then released.
In No Way Out, Waverly Duck examines an urban neighborhood referred to as Bristol Hill, where the drug trade is prevalent among the residents. Duck challenges the popular misconception that these communities characterized by the drug trade, crime, and violence are tumultuous areas with no social order. Duck argues that the residents of this community have created an interaction order that is a complex social organization that allows for survival in such dangerous conditions. For seven years, Duck lived on Lyford Street in Bristol Hill, and his theory is built on his personal experiences and information gathered from residents in this community. Through residents’ personal narratives of their experiences and detailed observations, Duck validates his theory and shows how social order exists in these communities.
Keyshmarie lagares Surroundings have a major impact on one’s life. Such as Felicia Morgan’s life, she grew up in a horrendous neighborhood where killing often occurred and violence was a norm. According to the essay “The ghetto made me do it”, growing up Felicia was surrounded by violence. Felicia mother was a drug addict. She set Felicia’s father on fire and shot a boyfriend.
daniel amaro sidewalk bleeding them explanation The setting is set in a rough side of brooklyn where gang violence is very relevant. To show this the author used a relatable young gang member with aspirations to move him and his girlfriend out of the projects. But this plan is ended before it began due to a gang rivalry. Making the reader connect to the young not very gangster like boy it puts a reason to make gang violence seem like it kills young unprivileged kids in the ghetto. By knowing how the author tries to put a face and an emotional attachment to young gang violence.
He grew up in a low budget project homes with his parents and four younger siblings. The neighborhood was located in a dangerous part of East Atlanta surrounded by drugs, prostitution, and gang violence.He elaborated on how his surroundings had an
The U.S. has been influenced by different cultures, trends, and movements. For instance, protest movements and hip hop have been used by African Americans as an avenue to tackle social injustices and other issues. South central L.A. chief rapper of the group N.W.A (Nig*** with Attitude), Ice Cube, seems to have firsthand experience about the hardships of the ghettos. According to the rapper, if one sits calmly at night, he or she is more likely to hear nothing but gunfire, which he has heard so much in his neighborhood (1). At night helicopters are always flying with their spotlight on, looking for someone.
Buck is about the life of an inner city Philadelphia young black male who faced many obstacles and this young boy was able to overcome his circumstances. Malo’s mother was in and out of the mental hospital, his brother Uzi was in and out of prison, and his father was not really around. Malo’s life by design was meant to be cut short, being overran with drugs, gangs, and violence. Buck’s theme of survival in impossible circumstances represents the struggle of black teens in America because, the book take place in the inner city of Philadelphia, there are several mentions of drug abuse amongst those in the community, and prominent characters of young Malo’s life are
The House I Live In is a documentary that was published in October 5, 2012 by the Director, Eugene Jarecki. It’s based upon what’s it’s like to live in the streets so called the hood town where the drugs are mostly being distributed. And how it would affect family lives by dealing under bad influence. Being brought up from pressure to sell drugs and be part of the gang. As shown being part of a gang from the block is where one feels the safety and protection being shown but under some circumstances which, is to sell drugs and be a member of the gang.
In the past, hip hop told a life story with a funky beat. Some artists told a story about how life was rough when growing up, how they didn’t have a dad, how their mother had to raise them alone, how tough it was growing up in the ghetto, and how they made it out of that area alright. Since then, hip hop has resorted to degrade women and the police with a materialistic focus on money and drugs. Within the last decade, hip hop has changed dramatically for the worse. Hip hop’s received a bad reputation within the last decade.