From the Streets to the White House: Black and Latino Race Relations
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief William Bratton have been reluctant to attribute gang murders to racial animosity. Eighty-seven percent of the suspects in Latino killings are Latinos; sixty-five percent of suspects in black killings are black. But after a recent spate of vicious attacks reported nation-wide, they conceded there has been a racial element at play.
- Fernando Guerra - Professor of Political Science; Director of the Center of the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University - @LMU_CSLA
- Joe Hicks - Community Advocates - @Project21News
- Rick Orlov - Los Angeles Daily News - @Rickorlov
- Khalid Shah - Executive Director of 'Stop The Violence, Increase The Peace'; Chair of the Regional Violence Prevention Coalition