Skip to comments.Study Finds Use of Gang Signs by Middle Class Whites on the Rise
Posted on 09/25/2012 7:14:38 PM PDT by HollyW
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY A recent study by the Department of Sociology at Princeton found that up to 98% of middle class white adults flash or throw gang signs when they are being photographed. The three year study also reveals that 99.9% of those throwing the gang signs have never been in a gang, havent the slightest idea what the sign they are throwing means and do not listen to rap music.
It is a perplexing phenomenon for sure, Professor Allen Clydesdale told the Daily Rash. It was quite surprising to meet a thirty-year-old physical therapist from Beardstown, Missouri, who subscribes to Readers Digest and leads a quilting group at the local library admit she practices throwing gang signs in front of a mirror at home.
Sure I throw a gang sign every now and then. Its a way for me to let the world know that Im not a typical suburban thirty-something who doesnt have a clue. I have a clue! Gang signs are just one of the ways I telegraph that to others. I also have a unicorn tattoo on my shoulder, Gladys Sullivan told The Daily Rash on her lunch break at Mount Monocle Hospital in Beardstown.
(Excerpt) Read more at thedailyrash.com ...
“I have a clue! ... I also have a unicorn tattoo on my shoulder,
Something is not quite right with this woman...
LOL! This starts in the schools. The only way to keep from getting killed is to join’em. You sure as hell can’t beat’em!
People everywhere do this I don’t understand it.
“Stackin’” by clueless white people is no joke. They are unwittingly paying homage to one of the most destructive forces in American society.
God help us!
I am Darth Vader from Planet Vulcan.
I am hoping this is satire. I would never “throw” a gang sign. It’s a damn quick way to die.
Whatever. How much did this ‘study’ cost the taxpayers? Did they include making ‘rabbit ears’ behind an unsuspecting school mate during a photo shoot for the annual?
It’s all the rage - a fad, I guess.
The thing that concerns me is that a lot of these signs and gestures are satanic, and even if people are ignorant of their meaning there may be spiritual implications or even consequences.
Sometimes I think that if someone throws me one of those odd little hand gestures I might reply with an ancient Aaronic blessing - not that many people know what that looks like.
All it means, essentially, is that I don’t associate with gangs; I’m with G*D.
Some one ought to come up with some of these “signs” for showing affiliation with Christianity, Conservatism, being a Veteran and such.
Of course flashing the wrong “sign” in the wrong place could probably get one killed these days. It would take courage to sign “I’m with Jesus” in the middle of Lucifer’s turf.
This must be an Onion type publication.
Even better, the ones flashing gang signs, making duck faces, AND taking a picture of themselves via the mirror!
“A recent study by the Department of Sociology at Princeton”
I saw this and stopped reading. Just another “Angry Studies” survey.
This is SATIRE. Go read some of the other articles, they are very funny !
This is SATIRE. Go read some of the other articles, they are very funny !
“The Daily Rash” is satire - similar to “The Onion”. See their about page.
Barbarians invading America from out of our inner cities and barbarians streaming across our southern border.
How can America survive?
Stackin by clueless white people is no joke. They are unwittingly paying homage to one of the most destructive forces in American society.
Most see a “fad”.
Fricking idiots? You are being kind.
Yep, the Vulcan finger split is my favorite gang sign to throw, that and making a heart.
Im not a typical suburban thirty-something
What exactly is wrong with being a typical suburban thirty-something? What is missing that she needs to fit in with the youth? Why does Madonna think the world wants to see a 50-something year old woman strip, if Obama wins?
Where are the youth to get any type of role models when everyone wants to run around acting 15.I just don’t get it.
The gang signs, well, that’s what’s cool and tough— look at the videos, listen to thumping music going down the road. It’s everywhere, on the TV, in the magazines, you name it. It is romanticized. Heck, those white 13yr old punk kids that killed their great-grandmother, they looked like gangsta wannabes.
I had the same growing up. My mom couldn’t STAND some of the music and foolishness that I copied. Thing is, somehow there seemed to be more humanity behind it. The stuff that I’ve observed nowadays seems cold and empty. Maybe I’ve not seen enough of it to know.
How could anyone read past the first sentence and not realize that this is satire?
like my blog
I don’t know that ive ever seen anyone i know do this,,,ever. 98% sounds awfully high to me.
This isn’t satire , It’s pure unadulterated BS.
90% of white people do not throw gang signs.
That’s because it is. The Daily Rash is a satire web site similar to The Onion.
“This is SATIRE.”
After Sandra Fluke, it is really hard to tell these days!
I second that the rest of the site has other hillarious stories like, “For $25 Obama Campaign Lets Donors Pick up the President and Hold Him” and “Mayor Bloombergs Impassioned Crusade for Mandatory Breastfeeding”.
(A recent study by the Department of Sociology at Princeton)...
...paid for by the taxpayers.
OK, satire. But don’t drive like a libtard idiot
with cOexIst, freetibet, and local public radio
call letter bumper stickers and I won’t have to
flash the one gang sign I know.
What up ... dawg!
Not necessarily: there aren’t that many government grants for sociology, and Princeton’s endowment is so large they can pay $23K stipends to graduate students for five years in exchange for three semesters of teaching and offer them subsidized housing and health insurance throughout. There’s a good chance this was simply the research done for a Princeton Ph.D. dissertation in sociology and cost the tax-payers not a dime.
Around 1970 the media started pushing blacks as the cultural ideal, it was strange to watch, as people in authority started talking to each other in jive, about “how did it go down” “word on the streets”, whites started high fiving each other and teaching it to their little children.
White chicks and gang signs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKTDRqQtPO8
I thought only my adult kids immature. I guess a lot of that generation is. Could that explain their love of obama?
We live in a follow the leader group-think society. The social leaders happen to be communists and their heros - illiterate thugs.
I call ‘em wiggers.
They’re paying homage to it in a way, but that is way outweighed by how they trivialuze them. Real gangstas look rather serious flashing signs. Middle-aged white suburban ladies doing it can only take away from that.
When I learned that word from a Brit friend a few years ago, and used it in FR, I got a three day suspension.
Lucky for you FR has "evolved."
Word to yuh muthuh!
Mossy Oak is be my gang colors an’ shit, yo.
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