Can USC Overcome Racial Profiling Stigma?

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Past Trouble

The school's location in the largely Black and Latino community of South Los Angeles (formerly known as South Central), with its past of gun violence and gang activity made infamous in movies such as Menace II Society and Boyz n the Hood, has reinforced its reputation as a beacon of wealth and promise nestled in a still-struggling, low-income community. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)