In today’s episode of The Lowrider Samurai Podcast, 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.
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Brandon Loran Maxwell
Brandon Loran Maxwell is a writer, speaker, prize winning essayist, and founder of DailyChela.com. He is also the host of The Lowrider Samurai Podcast. His writings and commentary have appeared at The Hill, Salon, Townhall, The Washington Examiner, The Oregonian, FEE, and Latino Rebels Radio, among others. He often writes about prison reform, immigration reform, pop culture, music, and Chicano culture. He resides on the West Coast.