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Saturday, April 28, 2012 / 7:17 am

Los Angeles Riots: 1992

No justice, no peace.

by Donna Schoenkopf

Tags: race | Rodney King | Los Angeles riots | South Central L.A. | injustice | no justice-no peace | teaching in the riot zone

Aerial view

Wednesday, April 29, 1992
5:00 am

The alarm buzzes and I am up and out of my comfy bed.  It takes a while to get my nine year old son John up and ready for school. 

I take him to McDonalds for his breakfast.  It's right across the street from his school.  It's the only way I can figure out how to make sure he's okay.  No day care for him  No money for that.  I climb back into my car, drive past the well-tended landscape of the school, and make the long drive to South Central and my job as teacher of fourth graders at 61st Street School.

It's always painful leaving John.  I worry.  

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