The L.A. riots were 30 years ago. I’m still trying to understand them.
- May 2, 2022
- Hector Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies and English, The New York Times Magazine, April 28, 2022
In 1992, Héctor Tobar, [UCI professor of journalism and Chicano/Latino studies], was a young reporter at The Los Angeles Times when the city erupted in violence. What really happened — and what didn’t? … “On the second day of the riots, The Times reported, Wilson High was the scene of a terrifying event, in which “about 200 students were involved in a racially motivated brawl” on campus. … There was just one problem: There was no riot at Wilson High.”
For the full story, please visit https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/28/magazine/riots-los-angeles-violence.html.
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