Deviance is going against cultural norms. Gangs represent deviant behavior because they are part of the criminal side of deviance. They defy the law by doing illegal activities like selling drugs, robbing people, and killing people.
A reason people join gangs is for protection from other gangs, and another reason is they are looking for a group or a family.
Deviance provides functions in society. Those functions are, that deviance helps define cultural values and norms, reactions to deviance bring society together, deviance can lead to social change, and deviance helps set moral barriers. Gangs provide a family, protection and money for their members.
Deviance presents people who do not conform to social and cultural norms. The dysfunctions gangs can cause are robbery, murder, and selling drugs.
They identify a gang member based on tattoos and where that person is at or lives. Each gang usually has their own language, and whichever gang a person joined usually depends on what territory they live in.
The teacher classified them in two groups, one with blue eyes and one with brown eyes. At the beginning the blue eyed people were allowed more recess time, could use the water fountain, and did not have to wear collars, but halfway through they switched roles. The purpose of this was to explain racism and show that the color of someone’s skin does not define who they are.
One the first day when the brown eyed children were the “less” children they took 5 ½ minutes to complete a card pack. When those same children were the “superior” children it only took them 2 ½ minutes.
African Americans are a scapegoat because neonazis blame them for their problems.
Homosexuals are a scapegoat because they are viewed as people who are sinning and need judgment.
Timothy Mcveigh is the OK city bomber. He followed the turner diaries bomb to the letter. He was trying to start a race war.
The turner diaries are functionalism because the book shows a completely different world where white people were the better race due to a race war.
World Church of the Creator is functionalism because they are a white supremacist christian group who calls for the killings of anyone who is not white, all mixed races couples and gays.
The killing of basketball coach, Ricky Byrdsong and six orthodox Jews. The killer weakened a minority.
Shooting at the Jewish Community Center falls in conflict theory because Buford Furrow lowered the population of one race and the Jews did not retaliate.
Racist puzzles to reach children taught those specific children to be racist and neonazis. Gun targets with African Americans on them taught people that african americans were just targets, or animals. It dehumzied them.