Lynn Mie Itagaki – Civil Racism

ust started reading Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout by Lynn Mie Itagaki, and it’s full of truth bombs. The book centers around the 1992 riots, and the repercussions for Black and Latino communities, but it also attempts to answer larger questions as well. Itagaki focuses on the concept of civility, as she attempts to understand why certain behaviors, when attached to people of color, are perceived as violent or illegal, but totally permissible when perpetrated by white people.

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