Bruce's Beach and the Inkwell served as sites of leisure, agency, community, and controversy, and demonstrate the complex racial history of the Golden State.
Popular culture has long portrayed surfing as a sort of reservoir of bohemian, along with a large helping of agro-masculinity and whiteness. Yet, if one traces its origins you find
While undoubtedly influential and important, Northern California's Silicon Valley's rise rests heavily on its Southern California predecessor -- Caltech. Even today, this history r
Before and after 1972 when Title IX radically altered American sport, California and its female athletes have been and continue to be a forerunner regarding issues of gender, race,
Baseball enabled Mexican Americans to create connections that helped buoy working class communities, and even contributed to unionization efforts amid widespread discrimination.
At home in the U.S. and abroad, basketball continues to occupy a central place in Filipino American lives.
Asian American basketball leagues have given shape to the unique histories of each ethnic group living under the flattening designation of "Asian American."
For Japanese Americans, baseball played a critical role in shaping an ethnic identity and promoting civil rights.