East L.A. Says No Way! We Won’t Stay!

30 09 2008

So I just checked this out online….

Sometime in the next two years, Los Angeles voters will be choosing to make (or not make) East L.A. its own municipality.  As it stands now, East L.A. birthplace of the low rider and Oscar de La Hoya.  It was the focus of the Chicano civil rights movement from the 60’s and 70’s.  It is arguably called, “the epicenter of Latino culture.”  It is home to 130,000 ppl, in a 7.4sq mi area, populated by 96% Hispanics.  That kind of homogenization even tops Beachwood, OH.  Wow!

So the debate has begun with some wanting the Chicano population to have their own say over city services, which get placed to the back burner because East L.A. is actually an unincorporated section of Los Angeles County.  Some say it’s fine how it is and they should just take a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach.  So studies are going on and people are campaigning… We’ll see what happens.  Check the story here.  If you’re down with the struggle, click here to check out Cityhood for East L.A.   Fuck the bailout plan, I’d rather see the people get what they want for a chance.




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