because just how the young Natives are targeted so are the African Americans. Also, most from both groups join gangs for a sense of security and protection, or just a feeling of belonging. I cannot think of any differences right in this moment. 5). I believe that antisocial, even criminal, behavior is a result of social structures because sometimes people feel the need to isolate themselves because others are already doing it. On
McCormick 2 another hand, their reasons for committing such acts and isolating themselves may be from discriminations or stereotypes. For example, African American men have this stereotype that they are violent, not by all, but by many. Some of these men feel as though they cannot break the stereotype so they just adhere to it. “from Hobos, Hustlers and Backsliders: Homeless in San Fransisco”, by Teresa Gowan 1). The connections Gowan makes between prison culture and homeless culture are that the shelters seem much like jail and the idea of having a “bunkie”. Also, when some people get released from the system, they have nowhere to go and no family to help them, so their resources are little to none. 2). The reasons Gowan gives for the high number of African Americans in the homeless
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