ZOOT SUIT RIOTS

What They Were

The Zoot Suit Riots was a series of of racial attacks in 1943 during WWII in LA. This happened during the time when migrants would come to the U.S for protection and defensive purposes.

Who Participated and Who Were the Victims

U.S Sailors and Marines attacked Mexican, Filipino-American, and African-American youth.

What Zoot Suits Are And What Looked Like

A Zoot Suit is a man's suit of an exaggerated style, characterized by a long loose jacket with padded shoulders and high-waisted tapering trousers. They were popular in the 1940's. (Two men wearing Zoot Suits below)

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