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Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout

Lynn Mie Itagaki


Racial Burnout: The 1992 Los Angeles “Riots” and the Crisis of Civil Racism examines cultural responses to the riots through the aesthetics and politics of the post-civil rights era and argues that this historical event interrupts the rhetoric of civil racism: the maintenance of civility at the expense of racial equality. As a manifestation of structural racism, civil racism includes the active, though often unintentional, perpetuation of discrimination through one’s everyday engagement with the state and society

Keywords: interracial conflict, police brutality, civil unrest, urban violence, writers of color, los angeles, multiculturalism, post-civil rights, black-korean conflict, post-cold war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816699209
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816699209.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynn Mie Itagaki, author
Ohio State University