The crime families of Seattle are gathered along ethnic lines. These highly-organized groups control the underbelly of Seattle, and some of their most prominent members often hide under the veneer of a more respectable profession. They rarely promote members who are of a different ethnic background than their leadership, but most are not above using anyone as a stooge among their rank and file members. Many of these families employ gangs to enforce their will upon the populace of the Sprawl.
Players who want their characters to have a membership in these very exclusive clubs must take the Made Man (Run Faster p. 148) positive quality at character generation.