This book examines the Civil Rights Movement in the West in order to bring the West to the Civil Rights Movement. In particular, it explores the challenge that racial diversity in California posed for building a multiracial civil rights movement. Mark Brilliant examines the state's crazy-quilt Jim Crow-style laws and legislation, including fair employment practices, old age pensions for non-citizens, fair housing, school desegregation, and bilingual education. Discrimination in California was not only racial, but was also affected by citizenship status, perceptions of "foreignness," language issues, agricultural vs. industrial occupation, and rural vs. urban residence. These different axes of discrimination pointed to different and sometimes conflicting avenues of legislative and legal redress.
Intro Contents Abbreviations of Organizations Introduction: California and the Wide Civil Rights Movement Chapter One: "An Integrated . . . Program for Racial Justice" Chapter Two: "Jap Crow" Chapter Three: "The Problem of Segregation as Applied to Mexican-Americans" Chapter Four: "Jim Crow is Just About Dead in California" Chapter Five: "Problems as Diversified as its Population" Chapter Six: "A Coalition . . . For Many Years" Chapter Seven: "The Democratic . . . Splintering" Chapter Eight: "To Break Up Coalitions of Minority People" Conclusion: "Dilemmas of Race and Ethnicity" Abbreviations of Archival Collections Cited Notes Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y.
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