What can the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 teach us about anti-immigrant, anti-Latino sentiment in the US today? Before today’s concept of “fake news”, how racist and inflammatory was yellow journalism during this dark period in California history? The LMC finds out on this episode when we speak with Gerardo Licon on what the riots can teach us about today. Gerardo Licon is an assistant professor in the Program of Latin American Studies @ the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.
Working-class hero, Fashionista, LGBTQ icon, Selena!!! The LMC finally does a tribute show for Selena and how a new generation has re-imagined her life, music, and legacy. A great discussion with NACLA web editor Lauren Kaori Gurley about how Selena is more popular now than ever before.
What does it mean to be black & beautiful in Ecuador? How has the rise of Afro-Latinos in Ecuadoran society changed the countries national identity. The LMC asks these questions with Prof Hugo Benavides. He is a professor and the chair of the Anthropology department at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY.