South Central RBG Men
The LA Riots are mostly associated with the beating by police of Rodney King, but have a deeper and more complex background than that.
The early 1990s were a difficult time, especially for South Central. South Central was quickly changing. During the 1980s, many immigrants began to move in and the Crack Epidemic had a terrible effect on the area. Also, 1991 and 1992 were the worst on record for crime. 1992, the year of the riots, the murder rate was the highest in LA in history. At 1077 murders, it was close to three times the rate today. Many of these deaths came from gang violence in South Central. However, in Watts in the projects, gang violence came to a complete end. Right before the riots, there was a massive gang truce between the Bloods and the Crips throughout the three Watts’ projects. This came as a result of unity against the police.
• 100% cotton (heather colors have 10% polyester)
• V-neck collar
• Double-stitched sleeve and bottom hem