Legacy of Fire: The L.A. Riots
Decades after fury exploded across L.A., how much has changed?
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It’s been almost 30 years since the Los Angeles riots rocked the nation. Even now, many Americans remember where they were when they heard that four L.A.P.D. officers were acquitted for beating Rodney King. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by Joel Anderson, host of Slate’s Slow Burn Season 6: The L.A. Riots. They talk about the roots of the 1992 crisis, and whether it’s better understood as a riot or an uprising.
Guest: Joel Anderson, Slate writer and host of Slow Burn: The L.A. Riots
Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis