This city is in full introspection mode all week.
This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the riots that began when three white and one Hispanic policemen were acquitted of charges of beating African-American motorist Rodney King. The wall-to-wall coverage in local newspapers, television, and radio (including “Which Way, L.A.?”, the PBS radio show born in the wake riots) has asked: Is America’s most multicultural city getting along better?
In a city as diverse as L.A., the opinions are just as diverse, but some black community activists see positive signs.
“Undeniably, we have seen lots of progress on the racial front,” says Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author of nine books on the black experience and head of the Los Angeles Roundtable, which presents weekly, open-mike discussions in inner-city neighborhoods. (Christian Science Monitor)
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