AGENDA Events that lead up to the riots What happened during the riots What came out of the riots
EVENTS Tensions between Mexican Americans immigrants and the white community Viewed as lazy and prone to criminal activity
ZOOT SUIT Zoot suits were a trend among Mexican American youth in L.A
CONFLICTS Most conflicts happened before the riots happened between white service men and the young Mexican-American community. A number of military instillations were located near Mexican American communities. All about the girls
SLEEPY LAGOON Tipping point for the Riots. August 1942, Jose Diaz was murdered. 600 Mexican American teenagers were rounded up Any soot suiter near a military instillation was all that was needed to attack.
RIOTS Riots began on June 3 rd 1943 White sailors claimed they were attacked Infuriated by the attack, sailors looked for revenge
AFTERMATH Nationwide condemnation of the actions of the military riots and civilian authorities. Human Relation committee was formed to discuss issues. " The question goes deeper than just [zoot] suits. It is a racial protest. I have been worried for a long time about the Mexican racial situation. It is a problem with roots going a long way back, and we do not always face these problems as we should –Eleanor Roosevelt Gave the Mexican American community the drive to fight for more civil rights