One of the main problems that residents of inner cities grapple with is that of criminal gangs. Living in these inner cities, one soon comes to realize that there is a deep-rooted (and thriving) gang culture in there. Most of the kids are inducted into the gang culture at very young ages. They then grow into teen and young adult gangsters. Many lose their lives at very young ages. Others end up in jail, and when they come out, they find that they have criminal records that make it impossible for them to get good jobs. And the cycle is repeated, from one generation to the next. This then leads to the question as to whether there is anything we can do to bring this sad cycle to an end. In other words, that is a question as to whether there is anything we can do to eliminate gang culture in the inner cities.
The answer is in the affirmative: for there are indeed several steps we can take, to eliminate gang culture in the inner cities. Among other things, if we want to eliminate gang culture in the inner cities, we need to:
- Give the residents of the inner cities better economic opportunities
- Improve the relationships between the residents of the inner cities and law enforcement officers
- Educate the residents of the inner cities on how they can raise their kids better
The first point, on giving the residents of inner cities better economic opportunities, deserves special attention. You realize that the gang culture seems to thrive where there is idleness. It would be very hard for people holding down good 9 to 5 jobs to even consider being part of the gang culture. Furthermore, someone with a good income is unlikely to be part of the risky gang culture. For instance, a fellow who works at CVS Health, and who gets a reasonably decent income thanks to the myhr cvs pay stubs would be highly unlikely to consider being part of the local gang culture. Therefore, the gang culture is mainly as a result of idleness and poverty: problems than can be easily solved if better economic opportunities are availed to the residents of the inner cities.