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Relative deprivation

Black people face higher levels of unemployment & live in poorer housing
They also preform poorer in education



Unemployment, comparative underachievement in the education system and low paid low status jobs all lead to marginalisation of blacks
This can lead to frustration being vented in the form of crime



Blacks respond differently to the difference between aspiration and reality
One response is subcultures
For example- gangs dealing drugs offer young black men an alternative route to bling, money and respect