Racism and the LA City Council

Oct 13, 2022
5:04 PM

People hold signs and shout slogans as they protest before the cancelation of the Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday, October 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported on leaked audio of a conversation between now-former L.A. City Council President Nury Martínez, fellow Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León, and now-former L.A. County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera, in which Martínez made racist remarks against another councilmember’s Black son and the city’s Indigenous community from Oaxaca.

In this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, guest host and Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo speaks with Gustavo Arellano, featured contributor for the L.A. Times, to get a sense of what the scandal means for the people of Los Angeles and the future of the city.