FORA.tv Speaker - James C. White
James C. White, III, better known as Loose. I grew up with both my mother and father in the household; however, my parents worked a lot to support our home. As I got older, I grew to enjoy the streets. At the tender age of seventeen, I adopted the street organization, known as the notorious CRIP gang.
I have many different reasons for joining, but the one that sticks out the most is oppression. By joining this organization, I did not stop oppression, but in some ways I helped to oppress. I helped to form an organization known as Saving OurSelves (S.O.S.). S.O.S. is based on fighting oppression and we offer gang prevention/intervention, mentoring, conflict resolution, and community assistance.