Letter from Los Angeles: On a generational uprising

Hector Tobar, UCI associate professor of English and Chicano Latino Studies writes, “The weeks became months and the Internet brought images of another kind of suffering from the world outside. … I witnessed the slow strangulation of another black man, in Minneapolis. Once again these faraway events became a thing creeping closer to us, until, on a warm spring afternoon, we heard the distant wailing of many police and fire sirens. A curfew order arrived on our phones.”