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Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Josh Kun and Laura Pulido


This book is a timely and wide-ranging, interdisciplinary foray into the complicated world of multiethnic Los Angeles. The first book to focus exclusively on the range of relationships and interactions between Latinas/os and African Americans in one of the most diverse cities in the United States, it delivers supporting evidence that Los Angeles is a key place to study racial politics while also providing the basis for broader discussions of multiethnic America. Students, faculty, and interested readers will gain an understanding of the different forms of cultural borrowing and exchange that h ... More

Keywords: urban living, Los Angeles, economics, Latinas, Latinos, African Americans, racial politics, multiethnic America, cultural borrowing, cooperation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520275591
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520275591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josh Kun, editor
University of Southern California

Laura Pulido, editor

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Josh Kun and Laura Pulido

Part One The Economics of People and Places

1 Keeping It Real

Manuel Pastor

3 Black Views toward Proposed Undocumented Immigration Policies

Lorrie Frasure-Yokley and Stacey Greene

Part Two Urban Histories

Part Three Community Life and Politics

7 Rainbow Coalition in the Golden State?

Matt A. Barreto, Benjamin F. Gonzalez, and Gabriel R. Sánchez

8 Race and the L.A. Human

Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas

Part Four Reporting Black and Brown L.A.: A Journalist’s View

Part Five City Cultures

11 Landscapes of Black and Brown Los Angeles

Photographs and text by Wendy Cheng

12 Spatial Entitlement

Gaye Theresa Johnson

14 “Just Win, Baby!”

Priscilla Leiva

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