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New Book Explores the Causes of the 1992 Race Riot in Los Angeles

A new book by Brenda Stevenson, a professor of history at UCLA, makes the argument that the causes of the 1992 Los Angeles riots following the acquittal of police officers in the Rodney King case can be traced back to the March 1991 murder of a Black teenager by a Korean shopkeeper.

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