But on the mayor's insistence, officers moved to break up the situation--by sweeping up all the zoot-suiters
they could find and all Mexican American youths on the streets.
In chapter two, gangsters give way to the largely Mexican American zoot-suiters
In addition, there are essays by Reed Ueda on Chinese naturalization, Susan Hirsch on Black Pullman workers, and Edward Escobar on struggles between Chicano zoot-suiters
and the Los Angeles police.
, meanwhile, had been hearing that GIs were accosting and molesting Mexican American girls.
In all, the zoot-suiters
, the dance steps, the disappearing Douglass mark the distance from the manifesto-writers of 1943, Herndon and himself, to the novelist that Ellison had become.
He almost succeeds, especially when the jitterbug contest degenerates into an over-the-top brawl involving soldiers, sailors, and zoot-suiters