Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Black History Month - Bastards of the Party

A was up super late last night and watched Bastards of the Party, a documentary on HBO about the evolution of LA street gang culture.

He said it's so good that, were he a teacher, he would get it on dvd and show it to the kids all the time.

The first gangs started as defense against a white gang known as the Spook Hunters in the 1940s. From there, it shows the intersection of issues of race, politics, and economics as gangs developed and spread.

You should watch it. It's playing all month, and it's on HBO On Demand under documentaries.

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