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50 Years After Watts Riots, Not Enough Has Changed

Posted August 11th, 2015 at 3:24 pm (UTC-4)
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A half a century is a long time, and South L.A. has seen a host of new investments, but Watts itself still sticks out — and not just on the map. It needs more jobs, better schools and more support from the rest of Los Angeles.

Is History Repeating Itself 50 Years After Watts?

Posted August 11th, 2015 at 2:35 pm (UTC-4)
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As Ferguson, Missouri marks the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white cop, it feels like the racial divide that sparked the deadly riots in the Watts district of Los Angles in 1965 remains a sad reality of American life. With #Black Lives Matter protesting a string of deaths of African-Americans by white policemen, leaders are urging its members to be focused and peaceful — and not give in to the kind of despair Watts came to symbolize.