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3rd May '16 11:05:34 AM Jhonny
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* Of course crime (even gang related activities) happen in countries with hardly any ethnic minorities as well as places where almost all ethnic minorities would be considered "white" by the US definition. Some gangs, like criminal biker gangs have hardly any connection to ethnicity whatsoever.
3rd May '16 11:01:17 AM Jhonny
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** During those times Jews, Irish and Italian Americans were not necessarily considered "white" and if they were, they were subsumed under the category "white ethnic" which is now unknown to all but history buffs. This is somewhat comparable to "white Latinos" (Latino being an ethnic designation divorced from skin color, a Latino can be of any race)
5th Mar '16 8:27:19 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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In reaction to the mainstream stereotype (justified or not is beside the point) that most members of "[[{{Gangbangers}} street gangs]]" are black or Latino, TV shows aimed at children sometimes go to great lengths to depict gangs as consisting mostly of other ethnic groups, or at least as an evil FiveTokenBand.

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In reaction to the mainstream stereotype (justified or not is beside the point) that most members of "[[{{Gangbangers}} street gangs]]" are black or Latino, TV shows aimed at children sometimes go to great lengths to depict gangs as consisting mostly of other ethnic groups, or at least as an evil FiveTokenBand.
FiveTokenBand. They may or may not be PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy.
4th Mar '16 8:46:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Any portrayal of American or European street gangs in manga or anime. Examples include ''Banana Fish'', ''Manga/{{Fake}}'' and ''GunsmithCats''. Any work portraying Asian gangs will sometimes also show them interacting with TheMafia, though rarely with common street thugs.

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* Any portrayal of American or European street gangs in manga or anime. Examples include ''Banana Fish'', ''Manga/{{Fake}}'' and ''GunsmithCats''.''Manga/GunsmithCats''. Any work portraying Asian gangs will sometimes also show them interacting with TheMafia, though rarely with common street thugs.



* Parodied in MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', when the cast (three white kids, an Asian-American girl and an African-American guy) tries to go undercover, Nico comments that their disguises make them look like "those politically correct, multi-ethnic gangs that only rob people on bad TV shows."

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* Parodied in MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', when the cast (three white kids, an Asian-American girl and an African-American guy) tries to go undercover, Nico comments that their disguises make them look like "those politically correct, multi-ethnic gangs that only rob people on bad TV shows."



* When a dead Hispanic girl is found in Detective Falco's apartment in ''LawAndOrder'', she is found to be a member of a multi-ethnic heist group. Notably, the members include an ex-skinhead, a ex-member of a Thai street gang and a ex-member (and the son of the founder of) an exclusively black gang. The details on how the diverse group got together are left unclear, but a connection is made to the black member's father's book about rehabilitation and racial unity (which turns out to be a RedHerring).

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* When a dead Hispanic girl is found in Detective Falco's apartment in ''LawAndOrder'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', she is found to be a member of a multi-ethnic heist group. Notably, the members include an ex-skinhead, a ex-member of a Thai street gang and a ex-member (and the son of the founder of) an exclusively black gang. The details on how the diverse group got together are left unclear, but a connection is made to the black member's father's book about rehabilitation and racial unity (which turns out to be a RedHerring).
27th Oct '15 8:45:09 PM R1ck
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* Those chavs may be posers, but on occasion you get one that's a tad more psycho than usual. Watch out for that one.
26th Sep '15 6:52:47 PM Fireblood
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** Latino is not a race as much as it is an identity; While the average Latino is half white/half native, Asian and White Latinos who are also members of gangs aren't unheard of.
* The prison-based Aryan Brotherhood, Nazi Lowriders, Public Enemy Number 1, and similar prison gangs tend to be more this in real life than ideological white supremacists, at least in many states. The AB in California had a long-standing relationship with La Eme to sell drugs and to ally against the blacks, and NLR accepts light-skinned Latinos as members.

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** Latino is not a race as much as it is an identity; but a cultural identity. While the average Latino is half white/half native, has Amerindian and white ancestry, Asian and White white Latinos who are also members of gangs aren't unheard of.
* The prison-based Aryan Brotherhood, Nazi Lowriders, Public Enemy Number 1, and similar prison gangs tend to be more this in real life than ideological white supremacists, at least in many states. The AB in California had a long-standing relationship with La Eme (the Mexican Mafia) to sell drugs and to ally as allies against the blacks, and NLR accepts light-skinned Latinos as members.



* Maryland based gang Dead Man Inc. started out as a non-white supremacist prison gang for white inmates, and became a street gang as members were released.
* Public-service pamphlets issued by police and sheriffs' departments often employ artists who depict whites, blacks, and Latinos in equal measure as both lawmen and lawbreakers, regardless of how inaccurate this may be in a given area. (Native Americans get shortchanged because they're viewed as culturally invisible, and Asians don't show up often probably because [[FacialProfiling it's hard to quickly sketch an Asian without making him look like a caricature]].)

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* Maryland based Maryland-based gang Dead Man Inc. started out as a non-white supremacist prison gang for white inmates, and became a street gang as members were released.
* Public-service pamphlets issued by police and sheriffs' departments often employ artists who depict whites, blacks, and Latinos in equal measure as both lawmen and lawbreakers, regardless of how inaccurate this may be in a given area. (Native Native Americans get shortchanged because they're viewed as culturally invisible, and Asians don't show up often probably because [[FacialProfiling it's hard to quickly sketch an Asian without making him look like a caricature]].)
3rd Sep '15 3:34:21 PM CL
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--> '''Brian:''' Oh, no! It's a multi-racial TV gang including white guys!
7th Aug '15 9:23:03 PM Llygodenfawr
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* Gender-based version in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': While instructing a counter-terrorism unit, Starr tells them to shoot the women first- if they managed to be accepted as a fellow soldier by her squadmates it's because she's more dangerous than all the others.

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* Gender-based version in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': While instructing a counter-terrorism unit, Starr tells them to shoot the women first- first -- if they managed to be accepted as a fellow soldier by her squadmates it's because she's more dangerous than all the others.
7th Aug '15 9:22:32 PM Llygodenfawr
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* Any protrayal of American or European street gangs in manga or anime. Examples include ''Banana Fish'', ''Manga/{{Fake}}'' and ''GunsmithCats''. Any work portraying Asian gangs will sometimes also show them interacting with TheMafia, though rarely with common street thugs.

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* Any protrayal portrayal of American or European street gangs in manga or anime. Examples include ''Banana Fish'', ''Manga/{{Fake}}'' and ''GunsmithCats''. Any work portraying Asian gangs will sometimes also show them interacting with TheMafia, though rarely with common street thugs.
9th Jul '15 11:12:44 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* When Too Cool (Brian Christopher and Scott Taylor, formerly the AmbiguouslyGay tag team Too Much) returned after being off TV for a few months, they used this as a gimmick. However, after only about a month they joined up with Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, turned face, and became [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Pretty Fly For White Guys]] instead.

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* When Too Cool (Brian Christopher and Scott Taylor, formerly the AmbiguouslyGay tag team {{tag team}} Too Much) returned after being off TV for a few months, they used this as a gimmick. However, after only about a month they joined up with Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, turned face, and became [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Pretty Fly For White Guys]] instead.



* In ads for the 2005 ''Royal Rumble'', Wrestling/{{WWE}} [[JustForPun played on the double meaning of the word "rumble"]] by riffing on ''Film/WestSideStory'', with the ''Raw'' Superstars as the Jets and the ones from ''[=SmackDown=]'' as the Sharks. This was probably because at that time, ''[=SmackDown=]'' featured almost all the promotion's Latino talent: Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and his nephew Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}}, Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr, and Wrestling/{{Carlito| Colon}} Caribbean Cool (who actually ''was'' Puerto Rican). However, the ''Raw'' gang, while mostly white, did include Wrestling/{{Batista}} (half-Asian, half-Caucasian), so WWE obviously weren't trying to be ''too'' literal.

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* In ads for the 2005 ''Royal Rumble'', Wrestling/{{WWE}} [[JustForPun played on the double meaning of the word "rumble"]] by riffing on ''Film/WestSideStory'', with the ''Raw'' Superstars as the Jets and the ones from ''[=SmackDown=]'' as the Sharks. This was probably because at that time, ''[=SmackDown=]'' featured almost all the promotion's Latino talent: Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and his nephew Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}}, Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr, and Wrestling/{{Carlito| Colon}} Caribbean Wrestling/{{Carlito C|olon}}aribbean Cool (who actually ''was'' Puerto Rican). However, the ''Raw'' gang, while mostly white, did include Wrestling/{{Batista}} (half-Asian, half-Caucasian), so WWE obviously weren't trying to be ''too'' literal.


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* Canada based Premier Championship Wrestling's tag team champions, "The Original Thug Crew", Darren Dalton and Spyder.
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