Race and Political Representation in Anaheim

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Last year, police killings of two Latino men in Anaheim sparked days of rock-throwing met by non-lethal projectiles near City Hall. This year, community outrage is focused on politics and an electoral system Latinos say is stacked against them. Is a system of at-large elections keeping 53% of the population off the City Council? We hear what the all-white Council proposes and about a legal challenge with a hearing tomorrow. Also, 34 Chinese 10th grade students on the plane that crashed Saturday in San Francisco — including the two who were killed — were headed for a Christian school in the West Valley. We hear what a US education can mean for middle-class Chinese kids.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, with total control in North Carolina, Republicans are enacting an ultra-conservative agenda, sparking the largest and most sustained protest movement seen in the South in years. Is the GOP fighting a losing battle or is the South as solid as ever?

Banner image: (L-R) Anaheim City Council Member Gail Eastman, Mayor Tom Tait, Council Members Lucille Kring, Jordan Brandman and Kris Murray. Photo: © Jordan Murph

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper