Inequality in Southern California

Inequality in Southern California

            Throughout the article it is referenced the characteristic traits of class inequality within the city of Anaheim, California.  Some of those characteristics rang from resource access to housing demography to enhance the picture of class inequality.  Although it is well known for the amusement park Disneyland that gives the city its established title of the “happiest place on earth.”  What most tourists may not know is that there is a lot of civil unrest between the inhabitants of the city and the civil servants.  Within the last year there have been multiple police shootings that resulted in protest and citizens demanding that accountability be taken on the part of the police department. 

            Part of the increased presence was to “crack down” on violence, but instead the Latinos of Anaheim, based on the article, feel like they are being targeted and singled out.  The feelings the Latinos are voicing in the article are similar to how Kubo was treated in central California as a farm immigrant.  There is a slight difference because of the fact that Kubo was relocated to internment camps because of his race.  One similarity is in the fact that each group that is being singled out translates the oppressive attitudes of those of authority in reasons to ban together to rise up against the oppressors.  For each, Latinos and Japanese, joining forces with others who are feeling the same way is the beginning of future changes toward an equal plane.  One way they have do just that is by forming and joining civil unions that can be the voice with the resources to push of the change the group of people are demanding.  The inequality battle is far from over, but speaking up and pushing back against the oppressors is what must happen first for change to occur.  

Natasha Cervantes


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