The Mexican (American) kids I grew up with were not the same kids I taught several years ago in TX schools tho. They were not much different than I was. The news kids coming in come from less educated families, with a totally different attitude. Lots of my friends from back then had Dads who owned businesses. They would have slapped their kids silly if they even thought of being gang bangers.
We have a lady friend here who owns a small Mexican food restaurant. Back when all the May day protests were going on, some of her LEGAL Hispanic workers wanted to go. She told them, "If you go, come get your LAST paycheck tomorrow". None of them attended.