Bastards of the Party
The Bastards of the Party documentary was based upon the Crips and the Bloods who are the bastard offspring of the political parties such as the 1960’s. The Great Migration occurred upon African-American migrating from the south in order to escape racism and prejudice in the south as well as to seek industrial jobs. There was a train that would stop through every town but blacks could only depart at Central Avenue. We as blacks were limited to certain neighborhoods and places we could live and go for entertainment. The 1960’s or 1970’s is when gangs were originated. Gangs became a formation of protection against racial crimes being committed by whites. There were quite a few popular gangs such as the Slausons, Gladiators, Businessmen and so forth. Spook Hunters were whites who attacked the blacks because they thought black people were spooks and they were gone to take them down. Once African-Americans defeated the Spook Hunters purpose they began to retaliate among each other. The 1940s and the 1950s Central Avenue was an exciting cultural landmark where musical Jazz and junkies were. The California Eagle newspaper was for the black community as a source for information and resources but often ignored or negatively portrayed by the white press. The police such as the LAPD extorted millions from clubs in order to look the other way. William Parker was the police chief of Los Angeles police department. Parker recruited Southern officers who had military backgrounds with strong racist attitudes. He supported the city’s racist power structure. The 1960’s and 1961 White Flight took place where a large amount of whites began to migrate to the suburban area. When this happen crime became an issue because the area was filled with the same nationality African-Americans. Gangs began to turn on one another due to the lack of opportunities and programs especially for the youth. Poverty is considered an issue of its own which can become destructive...
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