History Main / WhiteGangBangers

30th Jan '17 1:46:32 PM Theriocephalus
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* TruthInTelevision - White gangsters (that is, white criminals who operate for profit, as opposed to the ideologically minded neo-Nazi skinheads) do exist, though they are [[http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Survey-Analysis/Demographics#anchorregm few]]. There are also some plain multi-ethnic gangs. The ''Los Angeles Times'' ran into accusations of bias after its article on a violent crime did not describe the perpetrators' group, The Slick Fifties, as a gang due to their white, middle-class background.

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* TruthInTelevision - White -- white gangsters (that is, white criminals who operate for profit, as opposed to the ideologically minded neo-Nazi skinheads) do exist, though they are [[http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Survey-Analysis/Demographics#anchorregm few]]. There are also some plain multi-ethnic gangs. The ''Los Angeles Times'' ran into accusations of bias after its article on a violent crime did not describe the perpetrators' group, The the Slick Fifties, as a gang due to their white, middle-class background.



** 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)

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** During those times Jews, Irish and Italian Americans were not necessarily considered "white" and 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)
7th Nov '16 8:23:34 AM dmcreif
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->'''Det. Hauk:''' White boys, I love em, I fucking love em. [[{{Irony}} Dumb as a box of rocks]]. [Lists a bunch of ways that the white dealers made mistakes or made it easy for the cops to bust them.] And then when you make the deal, there's no runner, no nothing, just the guy himself walking up to you in the parking lot shouting "I brought the drugs, did you bring the money?" If white boys wanna sell drugs in Baltimore, they have to make different laws for it, like even it out for them.\\
'''Det. Greggs:''' Affirmative action?\\
'''Hauk:''' Leave no white man behind!

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->'''Det. Hauk:''' ->'''Herc:''' White boys, I love em, I fucking love em. [[{{Irony}} Dumb as a box of rocks]]. [Lists a bunch of ways that the white dealers made mistakes or made it easy for the cops to bust them.] And then when you make the deal, there's no runner, no nothing, just the guy himself walking up to you in the parking lot shouting "I brought the drugs, did you bring the money?" If white boys wanna sell drugs in Baltimore, they have to make different laws for it, like even it out for them.\\
'''Det. '''Kima Greggs:''' Affirmative action?\\
'''Hauk:''' '''Herc:''' Leave no white man behind!



** It should also be be pointed out this is a sign of their desperation, all the gangs are suffering and they have to team up in order to focus on their new enemy: Batman, but also to an extent, they also have enemies in the form of Harvey Dent and the Joker - Dent for shutting down all of the other launderers, and the Joker dislikes the mob's interests in money (he kills one of Gambol's guys with [[EyeScream a disappearing pencil]], later kills Gambol, and also burns Lau and the mob's money).

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** It should also be be pointed out this is a sign of their desperation, all the gangs are suffering and they have to team up in order to focus on their new enemy: the Batman, but also to an extent, they also have enemies in the form of Harvey Dent and the Joker - Dent for shutting down all putting their launderers out of the other launderers, business, and the Joker dislikes the mob's interests in money (he kills one of Gambol's guys with [[EyeScream a disappearing pencil]], later kills Gambol, and also burns Lau and the mob's money).



* In ''Film/PulpFiction'', Marsellus Wallace's gang seems to be very ethnically diverse; Wallace (Creator/VingRhames, so black), is in charge of Vince (JohnTravolta) and Jules ({{Creator/SamuelLJackson}}) (amongst others), and has connections with both black and white criminals.

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* In ''Film/PulpFiction'', Marsellus Wallace's gang seems to be very ethnically diverse; Wallace (Creator/VingRhames, so black), is in charge of Vince (JohnTravolta) (JohnTravolta, so white) and Jules ({{Creator/SamuelLJackson}}) ({{Creator/SamuelLJackson}}, so black) (amongst others), and has connections with both black and white criminals.



* ''Series/TheWire'' features a smattering of white drug dealers in the white neighborhoods of Baltimore, and they are mostly portrayed as [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy posturing phoneys]]. "White Mike" is a higher level dealer who has contacts with the corrupt Stevedores' Union.

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* ''Series/TheWire'' features a smattering of white drug dealers in the Baltimore's white neighborhoods of Baltimore, neighborhoods, and they are mostly portrayed as [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy posturing phoneys]].phoneys]], leading to Herc jokingly suggesting to Kima at one point that white gangbangers need their own version of Affirmative Action. "White Mike" is a higher level dealer who has contacts with the corrupt Stevedores' Union.
10th Sep '16 1:19:39 PM TheJ0ker
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* ''[[WebOriginal/{{Blackburn}}]]'' features plenty of white thugs, [[EqualOpportunityEvil even female ones.]]

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* ''[[WebOriginal/{{Blackburn}}]]'' ''WebOriginal/{{Blackburn}}'' features plenty of white thugs, [[EqualOpportunityEvil even female ones.]]
10th Sep '16 1:10:28 PM TheJ0ker
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* ''[[WebOriginal/{{Blackburn}}]]'' features plenty of white thugs, [[EqualOpportunityEvil even female ones.]]
6th Sep '16 12:11:21 PM TheJ0ker
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* TruthInTelevision - White gangsters (that is, white criminals who operate for profit, as opposed to the ideologically minded neo-Nazi skinheads) do exist, though they are [[http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Survey-Analysis/Demographics#anchorregm few and declining in number]]. There are also some plain multi-ethnic gangs. The ''Los Angeles Times'' ran into accusations of bias after its article on a violent crime did not describe the perpetrators' group, The Slick Fifties, as a gang due to their white, middle-class background.

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* TruthInTelevision - White gangsters (that is, white criminals who operate for profit, as opposed to the ideologically minded neo-Nazi skinheads) do exist, though they are [[http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Survey-Analysis/Demographics#anchorregm few and declining in number]].few]]. There are also some plain multi-ethnic gangs. The ''Los Angeles Times'' ran into accusations of bias after its article on a violent crime did not describe the perpetrators' group, The Slick Fifties, as a gang due to their white, middle-class background.
24th Aug '16 12:27:35 AM jvook
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* The BigBad in ''Film/ElMariachi'' is a gringo.
23rd Jul '16 5:11:44 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Kyle O'Reilly apparently ran with gangsters in Delta, British Columbia.
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.
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