People that commit crimes; have put themselves in a different class, than people who are considered normal civilians. Criminals actually look down on civilians, because they (criminals) feel they are stronger, smarter, and they are more arrogant than the average person. Criminals feel that society’s standards don’t apply to them, so they’ve created their own culture and society. Even though criminals need normal people to help them accomplish their goals, they feel normal people are subservient to them. A lot of criminals feel they can’t accomplish the great American dream, because of their social class, lack of education, and failed job opportunities; so they take on a, “by any means necessary” mentality to achieve their perception of success.
Why have criminals, created their own underworld society? Because normal society has offended them in some way or made them feel they didn’t fit into society’s standards. Criminals have formed alliances with other criminals that commit other crimes, so they can co-exist and generate income among each to obtain their goals. Criminals from poverty-stricken environments, in particular, feel that society has giving up on them and denies them the same opportunities that middle and upper class Americans receive. Therefore, they started trends to get the attention of masses, so they can acknowledge them.
Being a former criminal, I can remember the resentment; I had against White Americans, because I felt like they were stopping Black Americans from moving forward on ANY level. Whether it was getting an education, jobs, housing, and EVEN hustling in the STREETS, I felt they wanted us to stay POOR! This is based on uncountable conversations with my friends on the streets and in a prison environment, WE ALL FELT that White Americans wanted us to stay in a subservient and slave like position. But it took me, many years to understand that I kept myself in that position, because I never TRULY tried to live by society standards and follow my DREAMS! I went to school, but NOT to be an “A” student. I worked, but NOT to run the company. I followed the rules, but NOT the laws. I learned regardless of gender, ethnicity, and social status; you will to have to work to obtain success and wealth, unless you are born into it!