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Zoot Suits

Zoot suits. One of the many categories Latino have been put into to negatively represent them. The zoot suits were a way for people of color to identify themselves and bring in their own styles into the communities they were living in.

Zoot Suits

This was looked down upon by society so the white community found a way to act against them. They would attack zoot suiters in the street and soon became assaults on many different people of color. What started off as a way to individualize became something more gruesome against the people of color.

Zoot Suit Riots