At first, workers in the factories took action to shut them down, a move widely supported in border cities. But as the owners themselves resisted, they got the help of the U.S. government. The Trump administration put enormous pressure on the Mexican government and economy, vulnerable because of its dependence on the U.S. market.
David Bacon photo documents families, homes, and the culture of indigenous Purepecha people from the Mexican state of Michoacan - the main indigenous group in the farm labor workforce of the Coachella Valley.
“I would rather see that than a statement on Black Lives Matter, because Black Lives Matter is quite comprehensive in terms of what it aims to do and so selling products is really not part of Black Lives Matter’s platform,” Dr. Donna Nicol said.
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