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FEATURING ROBERTO FLORES – Reports have emerged since the electoral college win of Donald Trump about Latino students being harassed by Trump supporters with chants of “Build a Wall.” One substitute teacher in Los Angeles was caught on tape threatening to turn a student’s parents into immigration authorities.

Meanwhile some local officials have been fighting back. LAPD chief Charlie Beck said his officers would not assist in deportation efforts under Trump.

Trump has made clear his administration would be deporting millions of undocumented immigrants. The fear in immigrant-heavy communities is palpable. The question is, how can people, particularly in diverse cities, push back?

Roberto Flores, Professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State LA, long-time Chicano activist based in Los Angeles, and founder of East Side Café, a space in El Sereno that was in part inspired by the Zapatistas.

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