Some Final Thoughts

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Posted by: dancolosimo | April 27, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog/ After completing my second experience in a community based learning class, I am starting to feel a bit nostalgic. This year has been a real rollercoaster studying gang life and crime in Richmond, so I … Continue reading

The importance of Down to Earth Research

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Posted by: dancolosimo | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/the-importance-of-down-to-earth-research/ Over break I read Sudhir Venkatesh’s new book “Gang Leader for a Day.” It was a great book which showed (however reckless) the importance of sociological research. I truly believe that the best way to research … Continue reading

Gang Initiation vs. Fraternal Hazing

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Posted by: dancolosimo | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/gang-initiation-vs-fraternal-hazing/ Ok, so there is a lot of literature out there about subconscious racism and racism built into our thought processes, i.e. “white lies” and “the black market”- most recently this was argued by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva … Continue reading