Economic Inequality, Latino Poverty, and the Civil Unrest in Los Angeles

  title={Economic Inequality, Latino Poverty, and the Civil Unrest in Los Angeles},
  author={Manuel Pastor},
  journal={Economic Development Quarterly},
  pages={238 - 258}
  • M. Pastor
  • Published 1 August 1995
  • Economics
  • Economic Development Quarterly
This article challenges commonplace racial images of the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles by documenting the widespread participation of Latinos in that social upheaval. Regression analysis of the property damage suggests further that, although a majority presence of African Americans in certain neighborhoods played an important role in determining the location of the unrest, economic factors were also important, especially for Latino participants. As a result, post-unrest policy attention has… 
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