Los Angeles' Pachuco Gangs

McWilliams, Carey; Soule, George
January 1943
New Republic;1/18/43, Vol. 108 Issue 3, p76
Presents information on the presence of "pachuco gangs" in Los Angeles. Presence of a large number of Mexicans in Los Angeles; Increase in crimes committed by Mexican youngsters; Description of the look of pachuco gang members; Arrest of more than 300 Mexican youngsters in a police raid; Discrimination against the second generation of Mexicans settled in Los Angeles; Evidence of social and cultural maladjustment in second generation Mexicans settled in Los Angeles; Effect of the Sinarquista movement on the Mexican youths; Recommendation for a federal program designed to improve the living and working conditions of resident Mexicans; Elimination of prevalent social and economic discrimination against Mexicans.


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