On a theme of the day

Two themes, really: Latino-black relations and Daniel Hernandez. (Both came up prominently in the Morning Buzz.) Hernandez, the LA Weekly staff writer and recent blogger, had a commentary on black-brown relations in Los Angeles air during this afternoon's "All Things Considered" on National Public Radio. He sets the scene in a Mexican deli in South L.A. where he felt guilt at not helping a black man who was refused extra salsa, and talks about how the secret fear of some Latinos is that they will become the "faceless new oppressor" of African Americans. "These days in Los Angeles," he says, "every interaction between blacks and Latinos, however minor, is pumped with symbolism." Audio at NPR.


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