Are gangs just made up of Blacks and Hispanics from the inner city?

Gangs cut across all ethnic and racial lines. It's true that the majority of gangs are made up of these two groups; however, there is a growing number of white adolescents who are either joining minority gangs or forming their own. These white adolescent gangs copy many of the same characteristics as minority gangs, such as clothing styles, hand signs, colors, symbols, and graffiti. Unfortunately, they have also adopted the same types of crimes: selling drugs, extortion, and drive-by shootings, to name a few. Larger city gangs migrate to smaller suburban towns to spread their drug trade and look for prospective members. Many people think that the trenchcoat mafia was a group of social outcasts when in reality they were a gang.

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1. I think my son or daughter is in a gang. How can I be sure?
2. My child admits to being in a gang. What do I do now?
3. Are gangs just made up of Blacks and Hispanics from the inner city?
4. Are there any girl gangs?
5. There seems to be a lot of gang activity coming from my neighbor's house. What should I do?
6. Are gangs just made up of kids and teenagers?
7. How big is the gang problem?
8. Who runs these gangs?
9. What should schools do to combat the gang problem?
10. I'm a single mother and have to work full time. How can I keep my children away from gangs?
11. Is gang graffiti just meaningless scribble or is it some type of art?
12. Should I search my child's room?
13. When should a parent begin to take steps to combat the gang problem?