Jan 06 2014
Southern California has its own unique racial makeup, not just in urban areas, but in the suburbs. While most suburbs in the rest of the US is dominated by whites, here in the greater Los Angeles area, immigrant communities can dominate the suburbs. The most striking case in point is the San Gabriel Valley which is home to two dominant groups: Asians and Latinos.
A new book by Arizona State University Professor Wendy Cheng, examines the confluence between these two communities in the San Gabriel Valley in terms of how they have interacted with one another over home ownership, public schools, and even intermarriage between the two.
GUEST: Wendy Cheng, assistant professor of Asian Pacific American studies and justice and social inquiry at the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She is also the co-author of the book, A People’s Guide to Los Angeles