Laura Chin, Adjunct Professor of Political Science
Eminent domain is a political science concept; defined as, “…the right of government to take private property for public use” (Ginsberg et al, 2013, p. 139). The Asian community within Stockton, California once had Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Manila. These communities were vibrant, thriving communities that brought in commerce and tourism.
Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon illustrates the concept of knowing one’s place and concepts of home and identity in the Central Valley. This lesson will primarily focus on eminent domain within Stockton, California.