As we are coming up to the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots, I've been seeing more discussion on how that impacted K town and the Korean American community. It could just be me seeing what I want to see, but I just don't remember any kind of focus on KAs.
It's ridiculous that during this "news report", they are out there talking about how they wonder if the guns were legal registered, intentional language barriers etc. My uncle had a business that was completely destroyed during the riots. I remember he told us the cops had driven up to the swap meet, saw the looting and boned out immediately.
The one thing following the riots I remember is so much talk and openness about racism and police brutality and all that. At the time, even having grown up among both the "passive" or "good intentions" type of racism and the blatant hate filled kind, I was still naïve in many ways, I think the way no one seemed to care about what happened to our community, how none of my teachers thought this was anything but a black vs. white thing, really opened my eyes.