Please follow the instructions below for the discussion
The discussion posts should demonstrate critical thinking and insight, making certain to touch upon the salient themes of the assigned reading.
Each original posting must contain a minimum of 250 words and be free of grammatical errors. Each response post must be a minimum of 50 words and be more substantive than “I agree” or “I disagree.”.
Is there a subculture of violence in your home city or town? If so, how would you describe its environment and values? If not, what about your city or town keeps this subculture away?
Remember, your initial post should be 250 words and your response to a the classmate discussion below with 50 word’s, both being substantive in content
Classmate discussion response:
When I was growing up in Goodyear, Arizona (Estrella Mountain Ranch Community) there wasn’t much of a subculture of violence. Estrella Mountain Ranch is middle-class suburbia which at the time that I was growing up was fairly new. The closest grocery store was a thirty-minute drive away and the stars in the sky were not affected by city lights. I believe the distance and wealth of the community kept most of the subculture away. Schools fights were not a problem because everyone knew each other. The community was extremely well maintained because of Home Owner Association and because people took great care of their homes. I knew everyone that lived on the cul-de-sac and very few of our neighbors kept their doors locked. It was extremely rare to see a police car patrolling the streets, but the two massive parks did have a security guard. Now that I am older I can look back on where I grew up and really analyze what made the community so safe.
1. The adults were aware of what was going on at school, on the street, and heavily involved in their kid(s) life.
2. Although the community was in the middle of nowhere, the adults knew that it was a blessing and a course. Much of the riff-raff would not venture up to a community that’s 11 miles up a mountain, but if help was needed it was pretty far away.
3. Last but not least everyone looked out for each other because we were so far away from a police station, hospital, and other essentials.