What did Mexican American youth culture of the 1940s reveal about racial profiling and criminalization?
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DISCUSSION 8 COURSE MATERIALS:
READINGS –
“Los Angeles Times Appeals for an End to the Zoot Suit Wars, 1943”
“The Citizens’ Committee for the Defense of Mexican American Youth Reports on the Sleepy Lagoon Case, 1943”
FILMS/VIDEOS –
Zoot Suit Riots
PODCASTS
“Remembering The Pachucas of WW2” by Brandon Loran Maxwell
PROMPT: What did Mexican American youth culture of the 1940s reveal about racial profiling and criminalization? Were Mexican and Mexican American women treated the same or differently from Mexican and Mexican American young men during the 1940s? Provide specific examples from a minimum of 3 course materials [see above for a list of course materials].