L.A. 1992: How Race Riots Have Shaped America

L.A. 1992: How Race Riots Have Shaped America

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The smoke and billowing flames from South-Central Los Angeles crept as far north as Hollywood during the Rodney King riots, dubbed by street-corner pundits the “L.A. slave rebellion of 1992.” An all-white jury in Simi Valley, California, had exonerated four white cops for the brutal beat-down of Rodney King, an unarmed African-American motorist. It had been filmed and seen around the world

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: L.A. 1992: How Race Riots Have Shaped America

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