Latinos and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots: A Behavioral Sciences Perspective

  title={Latinos and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots: A Behavioral Sciences Perspective},
  author={D. Hayes-Bautista and W. Schink and M. Hayes-Bautista},
  journal={Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences},
  pages={427 - 448}
  • D. Hayes-Bautista, W. Schink, M. Hayes-Bautista
  • Published 1993
  • Sociology
  • Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
  • The role of Latinos in the Los Angeles civil disturbance of 1992 has not been explored. An early explanation was that Latino residents of South Central LosAngeles participated in the riots because they were CentralAmerican, poor, isolated, and unemployed. Census data from the Summary Tape File 3 show that Latinos in South Central are virtually identical to Latinos living in neglected areas outside of South Central and not markedly different from more affluent Latinos in nonneglected areas. Thus… CONTINUE READING
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