Social and Ethnic Changes in LA Since 1992 Riots

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The riots of 1992 revealed a city divided against itself. After the violence, looting and destruction subsided, the big word was -unity,- embodied in Rodney King-s pleading -can-t we all just get along?- In the ten years since, Los Angeles has become more diverse than ever. Does that mean that it-s also more divided? Is Los Angeles coming together or splitting apart? We move from civil disturbance to San Fernando Valley secession, as we explore the historical changes that are reshaping LA-s with writers and commentators Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Frank del Omo and Bill Fulton.
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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton