JINNAH'S BACK PAGES PT. 2

 

THE WORLDS OF HAKEEM JINNAH (CONT.)

 

 

SECOND WORLD CRIMES: THE WORLD OF THE ETHNIC COMMUNITIES

 

Jinnah is more Sunset than Tenderloin, but thanks to his partnership with his brother, he's familiar with the streets of San Francisco's gritty immigrant neighborhoods. He knows all the players too and he's often torn between respecting the elder statesmen and decrying some of their old world values. He identifies more with the younger generation within the community and sympathizes with their struggle to satisfy the mores and expectations of their parents and the pressure from their American peers.

 

And it's no longer as simple as a clash between the Old and New Worlds. There's a whole new generation thinking globally. They care about what's going down in the Phnom Penh and Mogadishu as much as they do about the gentrification of the Tenderloin and Trump's latest outrage.

 

The conflict between Old World values and New World rapidly changing society drives most of the violence within the communities, especially in the Tenderloin. Good old-fashioned hatred and bigotry is responsible for many of the crimes perpetrated on those communities from without. There is always someone out there who wants to turn up the heat on the Melting Pot and give it a stir to ensure the new arrivals assimilate faster, finally and often fatally.

 

 

 

 

 

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