Latin culture, Los Angeles

2 Reviews

Know about this?

hide
  • Latin culture
    by Shakermaker
  • Latin-American youth protest in Hollywood
    Latin-American youth protest in...
    by gilescorey
  • gilescorey's Profile Photo

    The Latino Community Gets Political.

    by gilescorey Updated Apr 22, 2006

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Latin-American youth protest in Hollywood

    Here's the Joke:

    Q: What's the Capitol of Mexico?

    A: Los Angeles

    Indeed, LA has become a majority-minority city, with the largest minority population being, naturally, Mexican. The social and business impact of Mexican-Americans permeates every level of Los Angeles. However, the politically-disenfranchised Latino population has historically failed to exact any attention or resources for the local government. 2006 has changed the community forever.

    Even before Congress took the misstep of "criminalizing" immigrants; a movement had begun. Only a few short years ago, charismatic Mexican-American Antonio Villaragoisa lost the race for Mayor to a VERY white man. His second attempt? A strong win. And, the latino student population of LA has begun organizing and protesting, filling anti-war protests with a militant fervor that is starkly leftist and quite boisterous for this apathetic city.

    Then, in March of 2006, the big shock: A mass protest of proposed Draconian immigrant "reform" brings the largest protest in the history of Los Angeles. The Media, Congress, and Californians are taken entirely off-guard by this brazen demonstration of Latin unity & power. Los Angeles and The United States will never again underestimate this community.

    (enlarge picture to read sign!)

    Was this review helpful?

  • Shakermaker's Profile Photo

    Mix of cultures

    by Shakermaker Written Feb 28, 2005

    There is a big hispanic community in Los Angeles, composed mostly by mexicans. Some neighbourhoods reflect this by having publicity in spanish, a lot of mexican restaurants and other stores related to Mexico.
    There is also a Chinesse neighbourhood and a Japannesse one.
    Also spanish is widely spoken and if you speak it and don't speak english you will be able to get by in this city.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Los Angeles

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

85 travelers online now

Comments

View all Los Angeles hotels