Ideologies3from people, join gangs, beat people up, break laws, carry around guns, and even killand hurt other people.Ideologies like the ones listed above were the shown through out the wholemovie. Another then people not thinking Michael would ever get out of the hoodanother big ideology in the movie was those from the teachers at the mostly allwhite private Christian school Michael attended. They believed that because he hada horrible school record before and he was from the projects that he would never dowell or graduate from that school. There a lot of people that think like this, that people from lower classes wont be able to make it in school and this movie is a great example of that (Hancook).
Simons and Ingram, theorized that “
the basic relationship between ideologyand organization is moderated by social pressures and economic incentives that result from differences between the organization and its environment on Issues of
ideology” (Simons and Ingram).
There are social pressures from both organizationsthat have caused ideologies in both group. In the organizations that the
scame from, the rich have social pressure to always look, dress, and act a certain way.
Adopting a homeless African American is not viewed as the “right” way to act by this
group. In the organization that Michael came from, there is pressure to fit in bybeing involved in a gang and selling/doing drugs, which is where these ideologiescome from. Its also looked down upon to leave where you came from, people view
you as a trader which is why most people don’t leave the projects, because they
wont be accepted if they ever need to come back (Hancook).
The strain theory states that, “people accept ideology because it provides