Spook Hunters

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The Spook Hunters were a white racist youth gang of South Gate, California, active from the 1940s to the 1950s. The gang was founded as a reaction to the growing African American population in the neighboring city of Los Angeles. The group's goal centered on work against integration and for racial segregation in communities. To reach these goals they started fights and intimidated black youths; when backup was needed it was supplied by the Los Angeles Police Department.[1][2]


  1. ^ Judith Greene and Kevin Pranis: Gang Wars, 2007, p. 25, online
  2. ^ Alex A. Alonso: Racialized identities and the formation of black gangs in Los Angeles. In: Urban Geography, 25. p. 658-674, 2004