Some well-meaning lefty types tried to bring some high culture to a Hispanic Neighborhood in LaLa Land. They were quickly told that their kind wasn’t welcome.
And so the neighborhood organized, forming groups such as the Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement. They picketed the galleries; they confronted patrons arriving for show openings with shouts of “Get out!”—well, actually, “Fuera!” Parties had to be canceled. Canapés and Chardonnay went to waste. Donors were rattled.
Other efforts at bringing Art to Boyle Heights have met with similar resistance. As the Guardian reported last April, “An opera company which tried to stage a performance at the [neighborhood’s Hollenbeck Park] was drowned out by shouts, whistles and a brass band.” When the opera company’s music director tried to talk to the woman organizing the protest, he was told, “This is not a park for white people. You are white people.”
California is essentially becoming a colony of Mexico.