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February 13, 1989

Those who want to learn more about ethnic, racial and religious diversity can choose from among a wide variety of resources--public libraries, museums, universities and ethnic community centers. Here is a starting point.



Allport, Gordon W., The Nature of Prejudice. (New York: Doubleday, 1958; reprint ed., Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1979)

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, A World of Difference: A Prejudice Reduction Program. Teacher/Student Study Guide. (Greater Southern California Region, Suite 814, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048-4987. (213) 655-8205)

Briggs, Dorothy, Your Child's Self-Esteem: The Key to His Life. (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1970)

David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University. Culturgram. Briefings to aid understanding of, feeling for and communication with other people. (Publication Services, 280 HRCB, Provo, Utah 84602 (801) 378-6528)

California Institute of Public Affairs, Ethnic Groups in California: A Guide to Organizations and Resources, 1988 edition. (P.O. Box 10, Claremont, 91711. (714) 624-5212)

Clark, Kenneth B., Prejudice and Your child. (Boston: Beacon Press, 1963)

Holgerson, Karen M., ed. The American Experience. (Belmont, Calif.: Star Publishing, 1988.)


Chinn, Thomas W., ed., A History of the Chinese in California. (Chinese Historical Society of America, 1969)

Daniels, Roger, The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement in California and the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion. (Atheneum, 1968)

Fujimoto, Isao, et al., Asians in America: A Selected Annotated Bibliography. (Asian American Studies Division, University of California, Davis, rev. ed., 1983)

Girdner, Audrie, and Anne Loftis, The Great Betrayal: The Evacuation of the Japanese-Americans During World War II. (Macmillan, 1969.)

Henkin, Alan B., and Liem Thanh Nguyen, Between Two Cultures: The Vietnamese in America. (R&E Research Associates, 1981)

Macadangdang, Fortunato U., A Selective Bibliography of Filipino Experiences in America. (San Jose State University, 1973)

Ronyoung, Kim (Gloria Hahn), Clay Walls. (Permanent Press, 1987) A novel dealing with the Korean immigrant experience in the United States, set in Los Angeles.

Shu, Ramsey Leung-hay, and Adele Salamasina Satele, The Samoan Community in Southern California: Conditions and Needs. (Asian-American Mental Health Research Center, Chicago, 1977)


Anderson, E. Frederick, The Development of Leadership and Organization Building in the Black Community of Los Angeles from 1900 through World War II. Century Twenty-One Publishing (Saratoga), 1980.

Comer, James P., and Alvin F. Poussaint, Black Childcare: How to Bring Up a Healthy Black Child in America: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Development. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975)

Harrison-Ross, Phyllis and Barbara Wyden, The Black Child: A Parent's Guide. (New York: Wyden, 1973)

Porter, Judith, Black Child, White Child: The Development of Racial Attitudes. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1971.)

Williams, Juan, Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965. (New York: Viking, 1987.)


Del Castillo, Richard, The Los Angeles Barrio, 1850-1890: A Social History. (University of California Press, 1980)

Garcia, F. Chris, Political Socialization of Chicano Children: A Comparative Study with Anglos in California Schools. (Praeger, 1973)

McWilliams, Carey, The Mexicans in America: A Students' Guide to Localized History. (New York: Teachers College Press, 1968)


Cook, Sherburne F., The Conflict Between the California Indians and White Civilization. (University of California Press, 1943. 4 vols. One-volume edition issued by UC Press in 1976.)

Heizer, Robert Fleming, The California Indians: A Source Book. (University of California Press, 2nd Ed., 1971)


African Arts Connection

1311 N. Orange Drive, Los Angeles, 90028

(213) 461-2963

Afro-American Culture Center

2560 W. 54th St., Los Angeles 90043

(213) 299-6124

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

P.O. Box 27699, Los Angeles 90027

(213) 466-2838

American Indian Resource Center

Huntington Park Library

6518 Miles Ave., Huntington Park 90255

(213) 583-1461

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 814

Los Angeles, CA 90048-4987

(213) 655-8205

Armenian Educational Foundation

600 W. Broadway, Glendale 91206

(818) 242-4154

Asian Pacific Resource Center

Montebello Library

1550 W. Beverly Blvd.

Montebello 90640

(213) 722-6551

Black Resource Center

A. C. Bilbrew County Library

150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles 90061

(213) 538-3350

Chicano Resources Center

East Los Angeles Library

4801 East 3rd St., Los Angeles

(213) 264-0155

Chinatown Service Center

600 N. Broadway, Los Angeles 90012

(213) 680-9955

Chinese Cultural Center

970 N. Broadway, Suite 103, Los Angeles 90012

(213) 489-3827

Filipino American Community of Los Angeles Inc.

1740 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90026

(213) 483-1597

Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute

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