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1

race riots in 1965
why
where

high unemployment, poverty, poor schools and housing, unfair treatment by police
worst in LA where 34 died

2

failure of gov to address underlying causes of racial tension =

reemergence of race riots in 1992 LA (triggered by events surrounding Rodney King)

3

Rodney King

1991
5 white police officers use excessive force when arresting him (badly beating him whilst he was lying on the ground)

4

Economic inequality remained
1989 graduation from high school?

77% of whites
63% of AA

5

Economic inequality remained
1989 college graduation?

21% whites
11% AA

6

Economic inequality remained
1988 unemployment

AA 5% more than for whites (figure higher than 1950s!)

7

Economic inequality remained
gap between AA and white incomes 1950-1987

1950 = $7000
1987 = $12000

8

Economic inequality remained
1987 average hourly wage

AA men $6.26
white men $7.69