Urban Ghetto In Boyz N The Hood

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Decisions to Escape the Pipeline: Portrayal of the Urban Ghetto in Boyz n the Hood In different genres, from different perspectives, there is a definitive subset of city-bazed movies that are united around the theme of the urban environment as a determinant of personality. The stories of these movies center on thinking through the role the cities and sociological entities play in a life of a person (Mennel 23). In some cases, a protagonist may be in an angry conflict with a dark underbelly of the city, as in Taxi Driver (1974), in other he may be a comical embodiment of his surroundings, like Woody Allen in virtually all of his movies, including Anny Hall (1975). Either way, the urban regions, and communities appear to be a natural environment…show more content…
A role of the ghetto as an actor is underlined constantly by the narration of protagonist’s father played by Laurence Fishburne narration: in a manner that shifts between socially critical and conspiratorial, he constantly refers to the ghetto as a system that is specifically designed to swallow up its citizens into the underbelly of crime. He describes it as an influence of the racist system designed to destroy African American community: the liquid stores are opened at every corner, the weapon traffic is high, police is brutal and fail to stop dealers of crack. From another perspective, however, unwillingly and unintentionally he himself is a part of a problem, and in the very beginning of the movie he gets a possibility to become a part of a solution. As a divorced parent of a son who received unexpectedly a change to prevent his misfortunate and rebellious son from the path of the crime. Either a sign of systematic oppression or a result of demand and offer equilibrium, the ghetto is a neighborhood-to-prison pipeline, a system of violent socialization the result of life in which is statistically…show more content…
He fights against gentrification in the neighborhood and recognizes the need for accumulating capital inside the African American community in Compton, thus understanding the very principles of a successful grassroots urban development. Nevertheless, the obstacles of systematic tendencies inside ‘the hood’ work against him: his plan is impossible because of a paradox inside the black community that works against its own well-being by spawning crime and participating in early sexual behavior. The first tendency ruins the security and economy of the community and the second prevents the changes in a long-term perspective, ruining the lives of the youth and forcing the new generation to be born in poverty in a single-mother
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