Code of the Street - Code of the Street Anderson Chapter 1...

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Code of the Street Anderson Chapter 1 - The poor blacks of Germantown - Compared to the rich whites of Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill has a safe feeling - Stores leave merchandise in their windows without security and feel its safe - Germantown is much the opposite - People here look for fights and arguments - Street Codes become forced upon people - Some can act and know the manners of high society but it does them no good on the streets - “thug life” - Take pride in acting like a rebellious rap artist or athlete - Blood relatives are the only people that can be trusted in the inner cities besides that you have to watch your back constantly - Decent families save up money for the family - Instill hard working values in their kids and self-reliance - They are willing to sacrifice themselves for their kids’ futures - Men are head of the house and the sons are taught the same - To protect the family and take responsibility - Single family mothers have it harder to keep her kids off the streets no male role model to look up to and be strict - Street Families are the worst they neglect parental responsibilities - Drug deals sometimes go down in these households - This teaches the kids some bad lessons and makes them very “street” - Violent kids are formed off the streets - Yvette was part of a decent family in a bad area but was over protected by her
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course SOC 012 taught by Professor Felson,richardb during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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