The world of danger, youth, and gangs written about by Rodriguez creates an entirely different realm, and with it comes a reality of danger, terror and survival. Rodriguez sheds light on an underground world of L.A. that many Americans have never thought about, will probably never experience, and, due to poverty, socioeconomic backgrounds, and family history, few can break out of. Rodriquez’s world is similar to Anzaldúa’s because both are vastly different than the world that one can see with the naked eye. Nepantla and the “’hood” life in L.A. are both representative of an “in-between space” that many overlook.
April 6, 2018