21 min

Episode 17: The Zoot Suit Riots Breakfast with Mom

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Hello and welcome back to Breakfast with Mom.

Today discuss the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots.  These riots took place from June 3 to June 8, 1943, primarily between American servicemen, who were predominantly white, and young Mexican American and Mexican immigrant men, who were often seen wearing distinctive "zoot suits."  The zoot suit was a flamboyant style of clothing characterized by oversized suits with high-waisted, pegged trousers and long jackets. The riots were fueled by social tensions, wartime anxiety, and racial prejudice. Many members of the U.S. military stationed in Los Angeles viewed the zoot suit as a symbol of rebellion and nonconformity, associating it with Mexican American youth gangs.

Today I want to shout out Tapanga, she is listening from the DFW area.  Tapanga, thank you for listening!

Please remember to leave us a rating and review and to drop us a message on any of our socials letting us know who you are and where you listen so we can give you a shout out in a future episode.

Resources:
https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/zoot-suit-riots#a-badge-of-delinquency
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoot_Suit_Riots
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/zoot/#part01
https://www.britannica.com/event/Zoot-Suit-Riots
https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/zoot-suit-riots/
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot [Official Video]


All the things: 


Music: "A Sip of Coffee to Relieve Stress" by Katzen Tupas
Logo Artwork: Strawbeary Studios https://www.youtube.com/@StrawbearyStudios/featured
Episode was researched, written and edited by Shanoa
Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090200010112
X (formerly Twitter): @breakfastmompod
Email: breakfastwithmompodcast@gmail.com
Website: https://breakfastwithmompodcast.com/

Hello and welcome back to Breakfast with Mom.

Today discuss the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots.  These riots took place from June 3 to June 8, 1943, primarily between American servicemen, who were predominantly white, and young Mexican American and Mexican immigrant men, who were often seen wearing distinctive "zoot suits."  The zoot suit was a flamboyant style of clothing characterized by oversized suits with high-waisted, pegged trousers and long jackets. The riots were fueled by social tensions, wartime anxiety, and racial prejudice. Many members of the U.S. military stationed in Los Angeles viewed the zoot suit as a symbol of rebellion and nonconformity, associating it with Mexican American youth gangs.

Today I want to shout out Tapanga, she is listening from the DFW area.  Tapanga, thank you for listening!

Please remember to leave us a rating and review and to drop us a message on any of our socials letting us know who you are and where you listen so we can give you a shout out in a future episode.

Resources:
https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/zoot-suit-riots#a-badge-of-delinquency
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoot_Suit_Riots
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/zoot/#part01
https://www.britannica.com/event/Zoot-Suit-Riots
https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/zoot-suit-riots/
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot [Official Video]


All the things: 


Music: "A Sip of Coffee to Relieve Stress" by Katzen Tupas
Logo Artwork: Strawbeary Studios https://www.youtube.com/@StrawbearyStudios/featured
Episode was researched, written and edited by Shanoa
Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090200010112
X (formerly Twitter): @breakfastmompod
Email: breakfastwithmompodcast@gmail.com
Website: https://breakfastwithmompodcast.com/

21 min