Homelessness on the rise in LA

A homeless encampment in Mar Vista, April 18, 2020. The latest homeless count estimates the county’s homeless population at 66,433, up nearly 13% from last year. Photo by Amy Ta.

LA County saw a 13% increase in people living on the streets and in shelters, according to the 2020 Greater LA Homeless Count. Plus, the TV reality show “Cops” is cancelled, and the 1930’s film “Gone With the Wind” is dropped over concerns about how they glorify police brutality and slavery. How do we reckon with art and media that depict America’s racist past and present?