The LA Times features a fascinating retrospective on Watts, 50 years later

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The Watts Riots of 1965 shocked Los Angeles and the nation. In the half-century since South Los Angeles exploded in a violent uprising, the civil rights movement splintered, whites fled to the suburbs, African Americans’ power waxed and waned, Watts became 70% Latino, and conflicts between police and young black men have continued to ignite unrest across the nation from Oakland to Cleveland to Baltimore. The Times asks: What is the legacy of the Watts riots?





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