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American Me is a movie made in 1992 directed by and starring Edward James Olmos This movie based on a true story about a Mexican-American male spinning over half his life in prison He grew up in the street of East Los Angeles were he joined the local neighborhood gang He and his friends got sent to prison at the age of sixteen for breaking and entering In prison he did what it took to survive which got him more years in jail He started the biggest click in prison Mexican Mafia which gave him and all Latinos away to survive the prison life Santana is the name of the person the movie revolves around His parents were Zoot Suitors in their day and not like by society Sailors during the Zoot Suit Riots raped Santanas mother and beat up his father Santana grew up with his father resenting him because he was not his real son But Santana did not find this out until much later in his life Santana stay in the street during his childhood to get away from his father Santana killed his first person at the age of sixteen which gave him respect and power Santana love his newly find power From his power and respect he started the Mexican Mafia which later expanded in and out of prison They used the Mexican Mafia the keep Latinos united and to stop people who were stronger from taking anything away from his people Santana used he power to grantee Latino peoples safety by making them pay rent Santana and his counter parts JD and Mundo ran everything in Folsom State Prison They had control of gambling drugs and prostitution In prison the Mexican Mafia was up against the Black Gorilla Family BGF and the Arien Brotherhood They did deal with everyone but it was a constant battle to keep the power and respect There was nothing the
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