Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Town I Live In: Fullerton Tokers Town

Yesterday I posted the last chapter of my book An American Comedy. Over the next couple months, I will be printing and binding it myself. I'm hoping to release it in the fall. Now that I'm finished writing that thing, I am moving right along to another writing project that I expect will take me quite a while. It's called The Town I Live In, and it's basically a literary mosaic of Fullerton, CA (the town I live in). So, dear readers, that's what I'll be posting for the foreseeable future. Here we go:

The documentary “Bloods and Crips: Made in America” is about the circumstances that gave rise to the two biggest gangs in LA. It was racist housing policies in the 30s and 40s that forced poor blacks into South Central. And then it was basically social neglect. People have this idea that gangs arose simply because minorities are evil or inferior or something. But the reality is that white people are and were partly the cause.

It’s the same in Fullerton. Fullerton Tokers Town (FTT) and other gangs arose because of racist housing policies back in the day, and racist police, and the KKK (yes, the Klan operated in Fullerton too), and lack of funding for schools and stuff. Someone should make a documentary about FTT. Showing how these people are human beings with human needs and desires and community. Not to glamorize it or condone it. Violence and drugs and other gang-related stuff is certainly not okay. But people need to understand the conditions in an American city (Fullerton) that gave rise to gangs, and how we are still complicit. And maybe to point a way toward reconciliation.

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19 comments:

  1. Bunch of wannabe's that have a delusion there a gang haha. You drop any of these sad cases where I go to school in the area of south central ha. Losers.

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    1. FULLERTON TOKERS TOWN.13 MOST HATED AND GANG RELATED. YOU'LL GET SPRAYED FOOL.

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    2. why do Mexicans make all these areas the barrio..now I see what the fuck punk ass Donald Trump is saying..stay in Mexico if you got so much hate.i love all races brown black idgf..but I hate racist ass people

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  2. FULLERTON TOKERS TOWN.13 MOST HATED AND GANG RELATED. YOU'LL GET SPRAYED FOOL.

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  3. LOL FUCK FTT, FULLERTON BAKERS STREET FOOO WHAT UP HOMIE

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    1. fuck bakers u lame how you guna say fuck ftt when its all about ftt dumb fuck hating on ur own city fucken stpuid ass fucken ranker baker st is snatch u dumb pile of snatch shit

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  4. Eastside Fulas for life

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  6. ftt and bakers do not realize they are both from the suburbs.

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    1. Both of your fuckin..gangs fuck up The OC..it's a beautiful place until you bring bullshit..in like trash and you wonder why other races look down on your people and don't want you there..sad homie..You fuck it up for all other Mexicans the good ones.BTW I'm black

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  7. FTT and bakers, same neighborhood, recognize your help......

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  8. People choose to stay in a stagnant environment and join a life of crime. Life is all about personal choices.

    There are resources to help those who want a better life outside an underprivileged neighborhood. There are tons of educational centers, scholarships, and financial aid for the poorest of the poor.

    We can't keep blaming racism on our circumstances. We are the architects of our own destiny. Saying that others are "keeping you down" is self defeating and is a tired excuse.

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  9. EAST SIDE BUENA PARK! FUCK FULLERTON. R.I.P.CUBS FULLERTON COPS BLASTED HIM

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    1. FUCK BUTT PICKS CHEAP ASS LAMES

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    1. Hahaha this guy....anywhere you go, county, prison or whatever, Fullerton Tokers Town is highly respected...we don't need to last in LA...
      This is ORANGE COUNTY.

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  11. Need to stop hating on each other. We need to unite not fight. The ruling class relies on us to hurt and kill each other.

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  12. Fuck Full Of Shit ÅNAHEIM on top !

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  13. Tokkeerrrrrssssss????????

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