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Race & Class in Los Angeles - Final Essays
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Using at least three examples from the course, explain how education in Los Angeles has been organized, challenged, and/or transformed based on race and class. Be sure to identify where and when your examples take place and think about how this context influences the issues. What were the reasons for these processes and what were their outcomes?
How has the election and 20 year reign of Tom Bradley as mayor of Los Angeles affected race and class in the region? Be sure to comment on how Bradley affected the growth and development of Los Angeles in both positive and negative terms.
Based on The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins and lectures, identify what the case of Latasha Harlans' murder on the 1992 riots reveal about Los Angeles in that period with regards to immigration, socioeconomic inequity, and racial tension.
Several of our books for this course have dealt with the challenges of growing up as a young person in Southern California due to the changing racial dynamics of the region, as well as the highly unequal economic status of families and communities across the entire area. Based on our readings, compare growing up in Southern California and at least two different communities in the region. How are future life chances shaped by race, class and gender for young people in Southern California?
Define the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) and identify 2-3 effects of this law on immigrants in Los Angeles. Provide two examples of how immigrants responded to this act in the late 20th century and early 21st century. At least one example must come from the Kids at Work book
The 1992 Los Angeles riots was the worst race riot in modern US history. Describe the various forces that caused the riots to occur and shaped the responses of various populations to the riots. How would you compare this uprising to the 1965 W riots? What are the long lasting effects of the 1992 Los Angeles riots on Southern California?
What distinguishes mass incarceration in post Watts rebellion LA from earlier periods of incarceration? Compare and contrast how the state rationalize is policing and prison expansion against criminalized communities. Who is being criminalized and why? Using the Brenda Stevenson book, the Angela Davis and Cassandra Shaylor article, and lecture material, discuss how gender, race and class intersect within the Carceral state and produce unique vulnerabilities for girls and women of color.
Battles over civic landscapes are part of both The Changs Nextdoor to the Diazes book and the Boyle Heights book. Compare these battles in the two neighborhoods covered in these books: the West San Gabriel Valley suburbs and the Boyle Heights urban neighborhood. How does the racial and class diversity or homogeneity of the communities affect the unfolding of the civic conflicts and the ability for these communities to welcome and incorporate newcomers?
Engage with a discussion of visibility politics for racialized people's using the Kids at Work book and the Boyle Heights book. How have people structured recognition from the communities and governed bodies they belong to? Compare the chosen examples from both books (1 for each) to a racial political moment now. Use theoretical frameworks as guideposts in your essay, but avoid using the word for concept "woke."
Housing inequalities continue to reverberate over the southern California landscape to our present day. Trace the consequences of housing inequality in Los Angeles from periods of overt housing discrimination against racial minorities, to its impact on housing segregation and neighborhood schooling, all the way to our current period of gentrification and homelessness.
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