". . . some Chicano BARRIOS dont look at their VARRIOS as a GANG!"
Ahhhh! Finally someone who can see the real. In this "fact" is the key why Chicano gangs have persisted over the decades and why they remain the brotherhoods that they are. Unlike the mob, drug dealing crews, the posee, jesse james and his gang or whathave you; the Barrios do not necessarily limit themselves as solely a gang nor the neighborhoor consider itself a gang. The gang is composed of cliques, but the Barrio is composed of all the families; so while the young and the restless recruit members into their clubs, these however remain part of the greater Barrio. The Barrio incorporates the familes in the neighborhood not just the gang. So while the lil nephew can be from a clique and be part of the active gang, the rest of the family remains there in the background as part of the Barrio but not necessarily as a participant in the gang.
Needless to say "both" branches (individuals & families) are from the Barrio, and as such, the Barrio is able to live on and maintain the next generation From The Barrio.
You ever gave any though into the birth of the term "ESE"?
Sabes que carnal? It didn't mean Sureño. It didn't mean That Dude.
It came from the predominat last two letters in the Mexican last names
of the FAMILIES that made up the Barrios.
Morales, Reyes, Torres, Martinez, Gonzalez, Rodriguez, Jimenez, Gomez, Hernandez and the list goes on.
Just like the "B" in Barrio was substituted with a "V",
so too the "Z" in the last names were substituted with eSes.
Here in this most rudimentary and small history lesson from the Barrio is where One can begin to fully understand the force that binds many.