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Asian, Black leaders to hold unity event on 30th anniversary of Los Angeles uprising

  • Asian and Black civil rights leaders have organized an event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising on April 29.
  • The 1992 uprising, otherwise known as the Los Angeles riots, came in response to the acquittal of four police officers accused of using excessive force against Rodney King.
  • The unrest saw the escalation of racial tensions between the local Korean and Black communities, which had been at odds for years over racism and economic inequality.
  • The event will take place in Liberty Park and feature spiritual speakers and creative performances for an afternoon of “healing and reflection.”
  • Attendance is free but guests must register via Eventbrite.

Los Angeles’ Asian and Black communities will gather later this month in an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1992 uprisings.

Organized by Asian and Black community leaders, the event, titled “LA Uprising | Saigu Peace Gathering,” will take place in Liberty Park on April 29 and feature spiritual speakers and creative performances for an afternoon of “healing and reflection.”

Critics charge NY Times story on disagreement between Asian and Black activists ignores data

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The New York Times is facing criticism for failing to address what some contend is a crucial point in a recent article that sought to explain why Asian and Black activists struggle to unite against violence.

Driving the news: In a 1,500-word story published on Sunday, the Times identified policing as the “one main issue” that divides the communities. While Black Lives Matter activists — fueled by the death of George Floyd in May 2020 — call for defunding law enforcement, some Asian leaders support more policing, given the astronomical surge in attacks against their community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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