Latino Americans

Puerto Rican Youth and West Side Story

Clip: Season 1 | 6m 29s

Race and Ethnicity increasingly became a source of conflict for Puerto Ricans in New York. Turf was fiercely defended by different gangs. This was set to music and given a Romeo and Juliet theme in West Side Story.

Aired: 09/23/13

Rating: NR

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