The Conversation: Todd Boyd on the L.A. Riots

Eighteen years ago this month, violence erupted in the streets of Los Angeles after four white police officers were acquitted of beating African-American Rodney King. The 1992 riots continued for days after the verdict, resulting in more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries and untold damage to property. Officials called in thousands of police officers and military personnel to restore order. Nearly two decades later, though, professor Todd Boyd says, much of the underlying racial tension...Full Story
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