In a world that could use with a little more love and acceptance, I am honoured to bring in gang expert Alex Alonso. This man has dedicated his life to study gangs and educate the rest of the world about the truth of gang culture. Hollywood has played a big role in shaping the worlds beliefs of gang members and this inaccurate image is affecting real people every day. Grab your popcorn and an open mind because your old beliefs about gangs are about to be shattered. Timestamps: 10:53 - How Hollywood shaped people’s perceptions about Gang culture 12:30 - Biggest myths of gangs 21:52 - How Gangs organise? 28:21 - The history of “The Bloods and the Crips” 34:50 - The places where Gangs are born 37:00 - Why do people join Gangs? 40:19 - The evolution of Gangs 43:00 - The main goal of exploring the gang culture #KerwinRae #Unstoppable #Gang #perspective
Alex Alonso is a geographer, filmmaker, lecturer and creator of the widely popular Youtube Channel and website, Street Gangs. Alex offers a wealth of knowledge in this episode of Slauson Girl Speaks, regarding the history of Black Los Angeles. We talk not only gangs in L.A, but important figures in Black L.A’s history; including the Los Angeles #BPP & #BunchyCarter. We touch on the role of the late journalist Gary Webb in understanding the history of Black L.A, as well as Alex’s journey through USC. We even talked about the push for South Central to be named SouthLA and how that change was initiated.
Alex Alonso is a gang researcher specializing research in California prison gangs, territorial based street gangs, geography of crime and race/ethnic studies. He's also an actor, and producer in Los Angeles, known for "My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story (2016)", "Bastards of the Party (2005)", and "L.A. Gang Unit (2008)". He's earned a PhD from the University of Southern California and is also a professor of Chicano and Latino studies at Cal State Long Beach.
In this very special episode we interview Professor Alex Alonso, best known for his work on StreetGangs.com We talk about LA Gang life, growing up in the Bronx during hip hops inception, social constructs and labeles used to negatively characterize people of Color and more. This is a very interesting episode that you should not miss. Guests Info:ig: @AlexAlonso101twitter: @AlexAlonso101www.StreetGangs.com __________________________________Follow us on social media:Twitter and IG: @Buffet_Boyswww.facebook.com/BuffetboysPodcastBuffetBoysPodcast.Tk__________________________________Intro music by The Passion HiFi:www.thepassionhifi.com