How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Race and the Trayvon Martin story, the GOP's Latino woes, young Muslims and traditional fashion, more

Trayvon Martin Shooting: What If Shooter Was Black? - WBUR Had the man who shot Florida teen Trayvon Martin also been black, what would reaction to the story be then? These and other questions as the story evolves surrounding shooter George Zimmerman's ethnicity.

Few injuries despite strength of Mexico earthquake - Los Angeles Times The magnitude 7.4 temblor prompted evacuations in Mexico City, toppled homes in Guerrero state near the epicenter and worried relatives in the U.S., but no deaths have been reported.

Latinos and Elephants - Wall Street Journal Some Republicans strategists have long worried that their party will have trouble in future elections if candidates can't secure enough Latino votes, and there's new data to support this.

Immigration rally blocks Phoenix road; 6 arrested - The Associated Press Six people were arrested after blocking a Phoenix intersection yesterday during a rally in opposition to the immigration policies of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Muslim fashion takes hold in Bay Area - San Jose Mercury News Some children of Muslim immigrants who once shunned their parents' traditional clothing are now embracing these styles as badge of their identity, like clothing entrepreneur Jabir Tarin, who "dressed recently in blue Vans sneakers, a bright plaid shirt and a taqiyah cap."

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