CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
  • Celeste Johnston

    I think that is wonderful. People actually learn to work and live together. A very hopeful article. Thank you.

    • Jesus Hermosillo

      Too sunny, I’m afraid. The problem of poverty, a major cause of the riots, remains unabated. The tax increases that would address housing and such are very recent. Transit development is mainly rail designed to attract motorists, at the expense of bus riders too poor to buy a car. I could go on…

      • Celeste Johnston

        yes you could. And there are still problems. But are you denying the basic premise of the article that LA has taken positive steps forward from the 1992 riots?

        • Jesus Hermosillo

          Yes, I think it’s an exaggeration to say that. I think a bit of progress has been made to address poverty more recently but, for the most part, we’ve squandered over two decades and things have gotten worse in many respects. Also, the problem was never about people not knowing how to work and live together—-it’s poverty and racist cops. (These are the problems I’m talking about. Too little progress has been made.)