So let me do this before this computer I'm on shuts me down again...
I'm writing a paper on Black and Latino relations and comparing them West Coast and East Coast. I came across some info on the Rodney King Riots and found some Black and Whites on the Riots that I hella like..
I was 12 years old when this happened and I don't remember my parents or any of my teachers talking to us about what was going on.. I wish they did.. This story really moved me:
Cora Looney. Aged 102,
(as verified by her driver’s license)
After hearing on the news and on the street how officers were beating and shooting suspected looters, she went to every policeman she could find and pleaded for them to show restraint.
To not hurt anyone else. To please end the bloodshed and violence.
They laughed in her face.
She cried, but did not stop.
Accompanying Cora is her 78 year old daughter who drove her around in this 90 degree, smoke filled heat.