Discussion of the origins of the Chicano gangs, the reasons behind their development and the public perception they created of second generation Mexican immigrants.
The culture and language of Mexican immigrants labeled them as outsiders by the dominant society. Most of the new arrivals respected the boundaries that existed, but the second generation found them hard to abide. Attracted by the downtown shopping districts, beaches, and glamour of Hollywood, many of the members of the second generation broke the unwritten rules that forbade their presence in these places. This pachuco generation attracted the negative attention of the Anglo-American population. 9 pgs. bibliography lists 5 sources.