Defining Success Through Cultural Lenses

To many in the mainstream, the appeal of boomboxes, low-riding cars, flashy gold chains and designer logos among minority youth over recent decades has been puzzling.

Looking closely at why young minorities would spend precious money on the symbols of success — a success that likely eluded those around them — can shed light on how such cultures relate to the dominant society in their struggle to gain legitimacy and equality.

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