‘The Black Kids’ reflects L.A.’s 1992 unrest from the suburbs

Christina Hammonds Reed vividly remembers witnessing the unrest in her metropolis in 1992 right after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the arrest and beating of Rodney King — on tv. She was only 8, right after all, and the violence in South L.A. felt much absent. She grew up in the snug suburb of Hacienda Heights.

“I keep in mind viewing the news, viewing people who appeared like me who had been indignant and annoyed,” she says. “I knew a little something experienced absent terribly incorrect.”

It was not until finally Hammonds Reed was in higher education at

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