In today’s episode, Daily Chela founder Brandon Loran Maxwell speaks with Latino history professor and author Eduardo Pagán to talk about the murder of Jose Díaz at Sleepy Lagoon in 1942 and the subsequent Zoot Suit Riots. Other topics in this episode include pachuco culture, lowriders, modern gangs, discrimination, and nationalism during WW2.
About the author
Brandon Loran Maxwell
Brandon Loran Maxwell is a writer, speaker, prize winning essayist, film director, and entrepreneur. His writings have been cited at the U.S. Supreme Court, The Los Angeles Times, Vox, NPR, and The Washington Post. In addition, his writings have been published at The Hill, Salon, Townhall, The Washington Examiner, The Oregonian, and the Foundation For Economic Education, among others. He regularly speaks on various social topics. His personal essay "Notes From An American Prisoner" was awarded a Writer's Digest prize in 2014. He holds a B.S. in political science, and writes about politics and culture.