Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Marina Perez de Mendiola
© 2018 Grace E Thieme
This thesis uses in-depth analysis of historical Los Angeles Times articles to trace the changing representations of the Latino community in the media. Focusing on themes of patriotism and citizenship, this thesis draws out the subtleties of syntax and semantics that silently influence public opinion. The Zoot Suit Riots and the Chicano Moratorium serve as the main historical backdrop, leading to a concluding exploration of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric surrounding immigration and the Latino community.
Thieme, Grace, "Fake News: Latinos, Representacion, Ciudadanizo y Trump" (2018). Scripps Senior Theses. 1205.
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