Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, several politicians and media pundits have cited the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, tending to ignore the racism and xenophobia that occurred during that time. The LMC speaks with David Dorado Romo to set the record straight. Romo is the author of Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juarez, 1893-1923.
Featured image: People wait in line to get flu masks on San Francisco’s Montgomery Street in 1918. (Public Domain)