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date: 16 July 2019

Asian Americans and the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History
Author(s):
Shelley Sang-Hee LeeShelley Sang-Hee Lee

The 1992 Los Angeles riots held immense significance for Asian Americans—immigrants and the US-born—especially Koreans, whose businesses were among the main targets of looting and arson. Commonly called the most deadly and costly race riot, as well as the largest civil uprising, in US history, the LA riots were also important in bringing unprecedented national attention to the Korean American population of Southern California. Members of this community, by and large the product of recent Asian immigration following the passage of the Immigration Act of ... ...

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