Supervisor Mitchell was joined by Frank Meeink, Author/Activist, and Michelle Vasquez Ruiz, American Studies Ph.D. Candidate for a community discussion, open to all, on the timeline of White supremacy from Manifest Destiny to modern day.
This book unravels the ethnic history of California since the late nineteenth-century Anglo-American conquest and the institutionalization of "white supremacy" in the state. Drawing from an array of primary and secondary sources, Tomás Almaguer weaves a detailed, disturbing portrait of ethnic, racial, and class relationships during this tumultuous time. A new preface looks at the invaluable contribution the book has made to our understanding of ethnicity and class in America and of the social construction of "race" in the Far West.