What are gang signs mean?


A gang sign or a symbol is a method used by gang members to make themselves known to rivals or allies. Traditionally speaking, these signs and symbols have manifested themselves in the form of gang-related tattoos, attire, graffiti and hand signs.

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Human geography is one of the two major sub-fields of the discipline of geography. Human geography is a branch of the social sciences that studies the world, its people, communities and cultures with an emphasis on relations of and across space and place. Human geography differs from physical geography mainly in that it has a greater focus on studying human activities and is more receptive to qualitative research methodologies. As a discipline, human geography is particularly diverse with respect to its methods and theoretical approaches to study.

Geographical knowledge, both physical and social, has a long history. In the history of geography, geographers have often recorded and described features of the Earth that might now be considered the remit of human, rather than physical, geographers. For example Hecataeus of Miletus, a geographer and historian in ancient Greece, described inhabitants of the ancient world as well as physical features.

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The Gangster Disciple is a gang which was formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960s, by Deaquan Robertson, leader of the Black Disciples, and Nikko Brown, leader of the Supreme Gangsters. The two groups united to form the Black Gangster Disciple Nation (BGDN).

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A gang signal is a visual or verbal way gang members identify their affiliation. This can take many forms including slogans, tattoos, hand signs and colored clothing. Many of these, especially slogans and hand signs, have become part of popular culture.

Gangs have been present in the United States for a long period. The violent crime based gangs became present in the early 1900s. Gangs back in the 1920s differ from the gangs today. Back then the prevalent gangs were the Italian Mafia, the different families in particular cities were the divided crews. As time went on and as the United States were changing rapidly race became a big factor in creating the gangs that we know today. When blacks protested against the segregation they created gangs to become stronger. These groups evolved over time and grew larger and larger. Today there are over 33,000 different gangs in the United States including 1.4 million members.

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