Can gangs be controlled without changing the economic opportunity structure of society? Are there any truly meaningful alternatives to gangs today for lower-class youths?
Can you think of other rituals in society that reflect an affinity or longing for more tribal times? For example: if one has ever pledged a fraternity or sorority, gone to a wedding or attended a football game.
These are some interesting questions. The economic structure of society does seemingly keep the poor poor and the rich rich, doesn't it? I think that gangs and organized crime do search for ways to beat that system, i.e. selling drugs for money and using violence for power. I do think that the economic structure has a lot to do with it, and until we find ways to help those in poverty to make their way out and survive, ...
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