FAIRFIELD — Members of the Solano Community College African-American Males Scholars club asked themselves why young men, specifically young black men, would join a gang.
“Because of false support,” said club member Ron Glover.
Young, confused and impressionable men want a support system, Glover said. A gang gives them that support, but it’s not genuine or positive – it’s manipulative.
The African-American Male Scholars formed at the college last semester to give black men an alternative to gangs and other negative support systems.