How can Californians rise from horrific local circumstances to national influence?
Two recent books offer one answer: It may help to have grown up amid the racism and institutional failures of Los Angeles in the 1990s.
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The two books are both popular and compelling memoirs from African-American women and Southern Californians now in their 30s. But the authors are very different people. One is the Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a deeply serious activist whose memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist, …