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How does L.A.’s racial past resonate now? Gerald Horne joins a discussion


To explore what’s going on now in the streets, in light of how “Black people’s lives have remained vulnerable and unprotected by the very government that abolished the institution of slavery,” Marcus Anthony Hunter, chair of the department of African American Studies at UCLA, and author of three books, assembled five noted authors and journalists of color, including Gerald Horne, author of the forthcoming The Dawning of the Apocalypse

“In the second week of unrest, The [Los Angeles] Times convened a panel of some of the nation’s foremost writers on Los Angeles and its racial history to sift through the damage and the hope, the violence and the love. Below is a condensed version of my Zoom conversation with Luis Rodriguez, former poet laureate of L.A.; Walter Mosley, bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins mysteries; Jean Guerrero, investigative journalist and the author of ‘Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir’; University of Houston professor Gerald Horne, whose many books include ‘Fire This Time’; and Jervey Tervalon, novelist and editor of ‘Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992.’”

Read the discussion in the Book Section of the LA Times

The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century

Monthly Review Press
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