The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins
Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the L. A. Riots
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Oxford University Press, Incorporated|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $31.95|
| Book Description: |
In this book, Stevenson explores the long-simmering resentment within LA's black community that ultimately erupted in April 1992 by focusing on an preceding event that encapsulated the growing racial and social polarization in the city over the course of the 1980s and early 1990s: the 1991 shooting of a fifteen-year old African American girl, Latasha Harlins, by a Korean grocer who suspected Harlins of shoplifting.