Professor Kyeyoung Park’s Book Talk
Korean Intergroup Relations in LA
In LA Rising: Korean Relations with Blacks and Latinos after Civil Unrest, UCLA Anthropology Professor Kyeyoung Park revisits the 1992 Los Angeles unrest and provides a deep dive of the interrelations between minority groups. She provides a comprehensive examination of how race, class citizenship, and culture impacted relations between multiple groups in South Los Angeles. This is an important read as many of the past issues examined are still relevant today.
0:04 – Intro
0:53 – What is the main argument/contribution of the book?
5:09 – How did racial cartography allow you to examine relations between Korean, Black, and Latino populations?
10:09 – How does your book add to and/or challenge the narratives around the 1992 civil unrest?
13:00 – How does the book connect with current unrest related to police brutality?
15:34 – Why should someone read/assign this book?
To learn more, check out Professor Park’s book LA Rising: Korean Relations with Blacks and Latinos After Civil Unrest.