Despite countless incidents in the intervening 30 years, police accountability continues to be sidelined in favor of unchecked funding increases.

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Fifty-six years ago on this day, Aug. 11, 1965, what is oftentimes referred to as the Watts Riots but more accurately described as the Watts Uprising or Watts rebellion began in the eponymous Black neighborhood in Los Angeles, lasting for six harrowing days.


In an age when social media activism has spurred significant change and sparked awareness about structural racism, police brutality, and injustices across the world, it’s easy to imagine that historic incidents such as the 1965 Watts Riots would be widely documented and shared throughout the internet. While it isn’t immediately clear what impact that visibility […]