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Black and Brown in Los AngelesBeyond Conflict and Coalition$
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Josh Kun and Laura Pulido

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520275591

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520275591.001.0001

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Landscapes of Black and Brown Los Angeles

Landscapes of Black and Brown Los Angeles

A Photo Essay

(p.301) 11 Landscapes of Black and Brown Los Angeles
Black and Brown in Los Angeles

Wendy Cheng

University of California Press

This chapter is a photo essay that documents the urban landscape of South Los Angeles, where African Americans and Latinas/os are in their closest proximity and where the changes in the landscape register viscerally with local residents. The photographs show the historical evolution of neighborhoods, such as a house with distinctly Japanese American landscaping and the juxtaposition of Latina/o and African American icons, as seen in the area's many murals. We also get a glimpse of how the local state attempts to respond to Los Angeles's demographic change through its banner campaign that supposedly “celebrates” the identity of local neighborhoods as well as the city's racial and cultural diversity. There are also photographs of the Los Angeles County Jail, apartment buildings, Broadway Federal Bank, and Thomas Jefferson High School.

Keywords:   Latinos, urban landscape, South Los Angeles, African Americans, Latinas, photographs, neighborhoods, murals, demographic change

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