Always Running La Vida Locan Gangs Chapter Summary

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Always Running vs. Changing Chicano Gangs

In the novel “Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA” by Luis J Rodriguez. The noval talks about how Rodriguez joined a gang in an early age and eventually was sent to prison and begins to think about his life and how he needed to turn it around while writing a letter to his son. The purpose of this novel was to send a message to his son on what it 's like as a gang member and where it 'll take you. In the journal article “Changing Chicano Gangs: Acculturation, Generational chance, evolution of Deviance or Emerging Underclass by Joan Moore. The journal article speaks on history of being a gang member and what the families are like and how things go for them, just a lifestyle of a gang member. The
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“The Impersonations..’ it was something to belong to that was our. We were not in the boy scouts, in sports teams or camping groups. The impersonations is how we wove something out of the threads of nothing.” The impersonations was a gang that the author and his group friends at the age of 13, from starting it on their own, they took pride for where they came from. Eventually they got close to other small gangs like theirs and formed as one calling themselves “The Animal Tribe” as that time hit the author rodriguez tells how he got himself into much serious trouble. “I don 't mind paying for my mistakes...sometimes we pay even when there 's been not mistake just for being mexican. That 's all the wrong i have to do” This specific text stood out to me the most because as sad and as stereotyped it is people outside of a mexican culture believe all mexicans have a bad rep mostly those who portray themselves as gang members. Some are not even gang members nor have no knowledge of that lifestyle but what it is, is their language or attire is a certain way that 'll eventually have most people stereotype

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