Bastards of the Party. In this documentary this dude talks about how he joined the gang, why he joined the gang and he somewhat touched on the history of gangs in the LA area. There was a lot of discussion as to why gangs where started in the late 40's, 50's and 60's. Gangs were started back then because of racism and protection from the racist practices that were prevalent back then. Blacks felt the need to band together to help one another out. Which is all good. I wish we still had that kind of unity and love for one another now.
But....There is always a but...
What is the reasoning and logic behind gangs today?
Who do we need protection from now?
I don't see the police and White gangs running around terrorizing Blacks today.
Is there still racism?
Is water wet?
So what was the purpose of this "former" Blood interviewing all the old heads in this documentary;getting them to shine some light on the history of how all this mess started, if all the gangs do today is ignore their history and become the thing that the gangs were started to fight against?
More Black men have been killed by other Black men than the KKK has ever thought about killing.
More Black men have been killed by other Black men than the Police has ever thought about killing.
I am guessing that more Black men have been killed by other Black men than in all the Wars that Black men have fought in while serving this country.
So what is the purpose of gangs today?
Are they still loading all those clips? Are they still leaving a Black man's blood on the sidewalk outside of schools for young Black Children to walk around on their way to class?
Why are Black men still in gangs? Gangs designed not to protect, but to terrorize the people these gangs started out protecting?
What is the purpose of learning your History if you don't learn nothing from your History?