For some more background on Filipino/Asian gangs in Southern California, here are some news articles:
- Philippine Gang Member Convicted of Two Slayings
- Community Ready to Confront Gangs
- Asian Crime Growing in the Valley
- Last Asian Boyz Member Convicted of Murder, Attempted Murder
- Life Sentences
For a comprehensive study on Filipino American gangs, particularly Satanas (STS), read Bangele Alsaybar’s Ph.D. dissertation, “Youth Groups and Youth Savers: Gangs, Crews, and the Rise of Filipino American Youth Culture in Los Angeles,” as mentioned in the podcast. (Available through Proquest. If you don’t have access to Proquest, feel free to email us to see how you can get a copy). Alsaybar also published a portion of his study in Amerasia Journal, which can be accessed here.
Finally, here are links to two non-profit organizations that concerned community members established to curb gang violence in the Filipino community, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans in Los Angeles and United Playaz in San Francisco.
Elaine here. Color Your Troubles Away is on Thursday, July 28th. I had the wrong date when we recorded the podcast!