Monday, January 26, 2009

4 O'Clock Hour With Gustavo Arellano, Jan 27., 2009

First segment is with Hao-Nhien Q. Vu, editor of He'll talk about the latest artist censorship efforts in Little Saigon, the Orange County region that's home to the largest enclave of Vietnamese outside of Vietnam, and the Mexicans who helped with the stifle.

Second segment features Professor Brian Levin, Director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism based at Cal State San Bernardino (who says the 909 is bereft of anything good?). We'll talk about Southern California hate groups ranging from the California Coalition for Immigration Reform (pictured above) to Armenian genocide-deniers to Chicano anti-Semitic, gay-bashing wackjobs, and many, many others. Audio podcast to be posted tomorrow in this same blog. Leave comments below!

Reminder: Protest against CCIR is this Wednesday, Jan. 28, outside the Garden Grove Women's Club, 9501 Chapman Avenue (at Gilbert), Garden Grove, 6 p.m. Be safe, lawful, and LOUD.

Relevant, high-falutin' quote of the week:

"I well remember, some years ago, my own astonishment in discovering how quickly social power could crystallize into an expression of arrogant brutality in these lovely, seemingly placid, outwardly Christian communities."

--Carey McWilliams, in his Southern California Country: An Island on the Land, talking about the 1936 Citrus War

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