South Los Angeles Thrives on Kendrick Lamar’s Philosophy

USC sociology professor Manuel Pastor, co-author of a study on Latino engagement in historically African-American South L.A., applies the self-love philosophy of rapper Kendrick Lamar, a Compton native, to South L.A., concluding that probably more than any other single factor, it’s the dedication, resilience and love of the area’s residents that has fueled the community’s successes.


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