ANTA02H3 Chapter 4: Renegade Dreams

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Kemo (gang leader) and justin (former gang member) organize a community forum on violence. Rate of violent crime was almost double those of nyc and la. A wounded victim of gun violence is four times more likely to end up disabled than dead. Gunshot injuries are the second most cause of disability in urban areas. Gun violence is the primary cause of disability among latinos and blacks. Gangs devalue injured affiliates as they can"t respond physically to threats. But the injuries that do occur help constitute the turf that their respective gang set will control and profit from. Scholars view disability as a source of oppression, comparable to inequalities based on race, gender, and sexual orientation. They argue that it"s not an individual"s actual impairment that stop the individual in terms of social status, but socially imposed barriers (inaccessible buildings, limited transportation, communication and prejudicial attitudes)

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