Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Professor Lynn Itagaki was interviewed Monday, April 18th by Rising Up with Sonali on her new book Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout.
It has been about 24 years since one of the country’s largest metropolitan areas was wracked by violence. The 1992 Los Angeles rebellion was sparked by the acquittal of police involved in the videotaped beating of Rodney King and resulted in 55 people killed over 6 days.
Many people have tried to make sense of what that moment meant in the history of race relations in the US. Today, given the growing influence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the questions of race and racism are more important than ever.