Tag: Race

Imagining a New America: An Interview with Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis J. Rodriguez is an L.A. cultural icon. A major figure in Chicanx literature, the former poet laureate of Los […]

‘Vivitos y Coleando’: The Cultural Politics of the Paisa Periphery

Adrián Félix When Gustavo Arellano of the Los Angeles Times interviewed me earlier this summer about the cultural politics of […]

The Machete of Memory: Roberto Lovato’s Memoir Unforgetting

Steven Osuna It has been 13 years since I first traveled to El Salvador. My father, Ramon, left his homeland […]

The “Lost Cause” Goes West: Confederate Culture and Civil War Memory in California

This essay was originally published in California History, Vol 97, No. 1 Kevin Waite Where the monument once stood, only […]

South Bakersfield’s Confederate Remains

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

El Corrido del Copete

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

Inland Shift: Towards a Radical Intercommunalism in the Inland Empire

J.T. Roane During a speech delivered at Boston College on November 18, 1970 Huey P. Newton extended Marxist-Leninist material dialecticism […]

American Fruit

Selective Narratives of Mobility, Place, and Race

From Resourceful to Illegal

The racialized history of garage housing in Los Angeles

Protesting Displacement and the Right to the City

Anti-Gentrification Activism in Northeast Los Angeles