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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Racism Against Latinos

Zoot Suit Riots: series of riots that occurred in Los Angeles during WWII, specifically 1943. The riots occurred because young servicemen would encounter these young men wearing the infamous 'zoot suit'
  •  Zoot Suit: a high waisted, wide legged tight cuffed suit that usually came in a color like peach, coral, tan, beige or other hued colors and came with a wide brimmed fedora hat that sometimes had a feather on it. The suit also had a coat with wide lapels, and wide padded shoulders.
The zoot suits were almost always popularly worn by Italians, people of Mexican heritage or Latino heritage or people of African heritage during the 1940s.

Zoot Suit Riots

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