By Elijah Chiland – – Photo LA Public Library.

Photo: Zoot suiters at a Grand Jury hearing following the riots.

Though no lives were lost, many were injured and theĀ LAPD largely ignored widespread and targeted violence against the city’s Latino population. Sailors on leave focused most attacks on young men wearing baggy “zoot suits,” a symbol of cultural pride during a time of racial tension and heavy segregation.

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