Jan 06 2014

Wendy Cheng on How Asians and Latinos Have Lived Side-by-Side in the San Gabriel Valley

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.

Uprising host recently spoke with Wendy Cheng, about her book, The Changs Next Door to the Diazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California.

Watch a video of the interview here:

Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.

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