@TheIronHeart maybe but it's just not relevant when we're fighting an outside enemy.
no one's trying to force-amalgamate anyone, at least i'm not
@TheIronHeart from what i've read, it's more a small-nation thing. they get dominated by large countries. so they learn a secret language among themselves. in sicily that translated into mafia. i dont know that that's racial.
the comparative stranger-trust of the north vs south is definitely a factor.
gangs are the natural form of ethnic/racial protection where the state has broken down (urban areas) or stood down (as in prison)