History of the United States
WW2 Homefront
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What effect did the zoot suit riots have on America?

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2010-07-16 13:19:56

The riots were in the words of Elanor Roosevelt "Race Riots" against Mexican Americans. She was correct despite the editorial position of the Los Angeles Times which called the First Lady a communist. It was a bad situation made much worse by assigning police officers to large bodies of soldiers and sailors on a rampage with orders not to arrest them for assault and battery or any other crime. The military put a stop to all shore leave and 12,000 Hispanics were rounded up and deported to Mexico.

User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

When did Zoot Suit Riots happen?

Zoot Suit Riots happened in 1943.

What race was target in the zoot suit riots of 1943?

The Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 targeted the Latino race. The Zoot Suit Riots took place in Los Angeles, California.

What is a zootsuiter?

A zootsuiter is somebody who wears a zoot suit or someone who was involved in the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.A zoot-suiter is someone who wears a zoot suit.

How were the causes of the Detroit race riots and los angeles zoot suit riots simailar?

The causes of the Detroit race riots and the Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots were similar because both dealt with racial violence the Detroit Race Riots with blacks and whites and the LA Zoot Suit Riots with Mexican Americans and American off-duty sailors.

How long did the Zoot Suit riots last?

One week

Is the term Zoot Suit Riots really appropriate for what happened in Los Angeles in June of 1943?

# Is the term "Zoot Suit Riots" really appropriate for what happened in Los Angeles in June of 1943?

How many died in zoot suit riot?

While there were estimated to be about 150 people injured in the Zoot Suit Riots, some seriously; there were no deaths.

What year did the Zoot Suit Riots take place?

The Zoot Suit Riot happened in Los Angeles, California, from June 3rd to June 8th 1943.

Why did the Zoot Suit riots happen in Los Angles in 1943?

See the link.

Riots in Los Angeles between us servicemen and Hispanics?

zoot suit

What are the release dates for The American Experience - 1988 Zoot Suit Riots 14-10?

The American Experience - 1988 Zoot Suit Riots 14-10 was released on: USA: 1 March 2002

What were the causes of the zoot suit riots?

The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los Angeles, California, between white sailors and Marines stationed in the city and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored. The riot was caused become of tensions between Latinos and whiteshey favored.

What are some examples of racial tensions during the war years?

The zoot-suit riots

What minority group was unfairly and violently targeted in the zoot suit riots?

Japanese Americans

When did the zoot suit riots begin?

it began on June 3rd 1943 in Los Angeles CA

What was the outcome of the zoot suit riots?

Saiors and marines were no longer allowed in the city of Los Angeles.

When did xenophobia occur int the US?

it occured in the 1940's when the zoot suit riots were going on in east los angeles.

What riots took place in los angeles during world war 2?

The 1942 Zoot Suit Riots between Latino youth and sailors and Marines stationed in LA.

When was The Zoot Suit Murders created?

The Zoot Suit Murders was created in 1978-10.

How many pages does The Zoot Suit Murders have?

The Zoot Suit Murders has 230 pages.

What is the duration of Zoot Suit film?

The duration of Zoot Suit - film - is 1.72 hours.

What is a zoot?

A zoot is either slang for a zoot suit, or for a marijuana cigarette or PCP.

Why did the Zoot Suit Riots occur?

came from teenage rebellion, immigration and assimilation, race relations, World War II conflicts between law enforcement and minority groups, and the bad history of Mexicans in America.

When was Zoot Suit - film - created?

Zoot Suit - film - was created in 1981.

What does el pachuco represent in zoot suit?

Pachuco in Zoot Suit represents the inner self of Henry Reyna.

Still have questions?