Uprising and Repression in L.A.
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Mike Davis: I think the majority of the participants, particularly the youths who started it, see the events that began on April 29th as a rebellion. When I was at a meeting of the Crips and Bloods in Inglewood in mid-May, it was referred to as a slave rebellion. Although the term' 'riot" doesn't have negative connotations for me as a labor historian, I think the wishes of the people who were the motive force should be honored.