In the past twenty years, a small number of scholars have focused attention on the fact that, in certain neighborhoods of Los Angeles, people from many different racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds lived in close proximity. A few of these historians and political scientists have suggested that interactions between these groups led to social and political cooperation. Over the past decade, Shana Bernstein has scoured the records of a number of elected officials and the papers of several different community organizations. Her exhaustive research has allowed her to demonstrate exactly how cooperation among African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and some liberal Anglo-Americans occurred in mid-twentieth-century Southern California.
- Interracial Civil Rights,
- Los Angeles
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