Diversity is out shooting gallery

LOS ANGELES – During the 1990s, Los Angeles erupted into deadly
riots sparked by the beating of a black motorist by white police
officers and the shooting of a black teenager by a Korean shopkeeper,
events that symbolized old and new racial schisms in one of the
nation’s most diverse cities.

Today, the city is reeling from another act of
violence that has highlighted racial tensions of a different kind.
Black teenager Cheryl Green was shot to death last month, allegedly by
Latino gang members, as she chatted with friends in broad daylight on a
street corner near her home.

The shooting took place on a block known as a
dividing line between Latino and black residents, and police have
called the Dec. 15 incident a hate crime.

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State — Racial tensions flare in L.A. after teen fatally shot

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