Multiethnic Coalition Building in Los Angeles
Edited by Eui-Young Yu and Edward T. Chang

The destructive 1992 Los Angeles incident was participated en masse by Blacks, Latinos, Asian and Whites both as perpetrators and/or as victims. the multiracial nature of the riot exposed the limits of contemporary race relations and posed the need for a new thinking and vision in urban race relations. the essays included in this volume focus on the problems involved in seeking to build a cooperative spirit, in an environment of ethnocentrism, to rejuvenate civic pride and responsbility. They discuss the following themes: Multicultural Education and Racism, Women at Work in Our Communities, Black/Korean Conflict in the US, The Latinoization of Los Angeles, Social-Psychological Dynamics of African and Korean American Relations in LA, Labor Organizing in Los Angeles: Confronting the Boundaries of Race and Ethnicity, The Prospects for Coalition Politics in Los Angeles, The Impact of Civil Unrest on Community-Based Organizational Coalitions, Creating Multicultural Harmony: A Critical Perspective for Los Angeles, Asian American Studies and Coalition Building, Corporate Involvement in the Inner-City Economy, Issues of Community-Based Joint Economic Ventures, and Crisis of Progressive Politics: The 1993 Los Angeles Mayoral Election.

Contributors: Melvin L. Oliver, David M. Grant, Jaime A. Regalado, Alex J. Norman, Gary Phillips, Glenn Matsu, Edward T. Chang, Yehudi Webster, Bong Hwan Kim, Ivan Light, Hadas Har-Chvi, Kenneth Kan, Armando Navaro, Raphael J. Sonnenshein, G. Akito Maehara, and Roland H. Luckett.