As a kid, I remember watching the LA riots on TV, feeling sick to my stomach as I watched the rioting. Knowing that misunderstandings were really underneath the fear and looting, I always wondered about the stories of those who were actually here. The ones who got hurt. The ones who were affected. The ones who had to protect themselves when the police didn’t come to their rescue.
20 years later, I’m not sure how far we’ve come, but we have moved forward. Check out some of the essays in the issue including those from John Ridley and Matthew Segal. Good stuff.