Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 57: LA Riots – Racial Powderkeg

Social Matter
February 17, 2018

Welcome to the Myth of the 20th Century. The podcast airs on Fridays.

— Brought to you by —

Adam Smith, Hans Lander, Nick Mason and special guest James LaFond

Notes:

Los Angeles has had a history of race riots since the 1940s. James LaFond joins to discuss the implications for America’s second largest city and the country as a whole in this week’s episode.

Timeline: 

1943 – Zoot Suit Riots
1965 – Watts Riots
1965 – Hart-Cellar Act, Korean immigration increases to Los Angeles
1991, March 3 – Rodney King beaten, arrested by LAPD after high speed chase
1991, March 16 – Latasha Harlin shot by Soon Da Joon
1992, April 29 – Police officers acquitted of King beatings
1992, April 29 – May 4 – Los Angeles riots, estimated 63 people killed and over $1 billion in property damage

References: 

– Slaughter of Cities, Jones (2009)
– Clash of Colors: LA Riots of 1992, Kim (2012)
– Man who Beat Trucker Reginald Denny (in LA Riots) Breaks Silence, Eurweb (2012) – http://archive.eurweb.com/2012/04/damien-football-williams-who-beat-trucker-reginald-denny-in-la-riots-breaks-silence/
– Journalists Lie, People Die – Who Is Responsible for Ferguson?, Hood (2014) – https://www.counter-currents.com/tag/ferguson-riots/
– “Burn this bitch down!” – Ferguson, Garner, & the End of Gentrification, Johnson (2014) – https://www.counter-currents.com/2014/12/burn-this-bitch-down/
– “Multiculturalism is a Marriage Made in Hell” On the Baltimore Riots, Johnson (2015) – https://www.counter-currents.com/2015/04/on-the-baltimore-riots/
– New DOJ Statistics on Race and Violent Crime, Taylor (2015) – https://www.amren.com/news/2015/07/new-doj-statistics-on-race-and-violent-crime/
– Irreconcilable Differences: The Case for Racial Divorce, Johnson (2015) – https://www.counter-currents.com/2015/03/irreconcilable-differences/
– The Conquest of California, Robinson (2016) – https://www.counter-currents.com/2016/07/the-conquest-of-california/
– The Color of Crime, Taylor (2016)
– Solid Gold Study of the 1992 Rodney King Riot, Robinson (2017) – https://www.counter-currents.com/2017/04/solid-gold-study-of-the-1992-rodney-king-riot/
– Jared Taylor VS Tariq Nasheed – Police & The Supreme Court (2018) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxcYqTxnGoA

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