People that race are not part of "gangs". In fact, my boyfriend is NOT in a gang, he races as a hobby and has tons of IT certifications. lol.
The people in the movie that raced were not part of gangs, at least not most of them.
This movie was very far from reality, yes, as the actions and activities portrayed are not that of the street racers / drag racers and events that I have participated in.
But one thing I want to make clear is that this has nothing to do with gangs and people that street race should not be stereotyped as a gang member. In fact, here in South Florida, most of them are what some may call rich and preppy pretty boys.