(July 19, 2006)
In movies it shows:
That energy shows that it's ok to do it. The movie, Colors, was filmed in 1988 in the streets of
The lyrics in the music also have a strong impact on gangs. Seeing a movie of gangs is different from listening to a song that talks about killing people that get in our way, also derogatory terms referring to females are least important butalso influence gangs. With music, you listen to over and over till you burn a hole through the CD. The singer Snoop Dogg is in a gang and in his music he talks about crips. Another singer, Game, talks about bloods, and young teens are influenced because they wish they could have all the bling Snoop Dogg has or have nice rides. This makes young teens come to the conclusion that if they're in a gang they'll get everything they ever wanted. In the famous world there are many singers that are against the gang “thing”. They build programs for kids to stay off the streets and that's telling our community that there are people that care.
The media and the music is a bad combination, they both talk about violence and gang activity. Watching the same movie over and over can take them to fantasy land but once they get shot it brings them back to reality. Listening to the same song can do the same thing as the movie. But words are stronger then watching the movie, words can stay with a person for a long period of time and watchingthe movie can stay in the mind for an hour after you have watched the movie.