In Los Angeles, protests over the weekend in two very different neighborhoods highlighted this growing solidarity across racial lines.
“Obviously, she doesn’t really understand it, but [I’m] kind of trying to start a conversation, at least with her,” Garcia says.
It’s something Garcia says she believes in and wants for the United States, a country she now considers her own.
Boyle Heights and Pasadena are two very different communities that have joined the larger movement to demand justice and equality for black Americans.
It’s a slice of cross-racial solidarity that is spreading across the world.