What starts a riot? When L.A. burned 20 years ago, many blamed the Rodney King beating, but many also blamed poverty and lack of upward mobility. If that’s the case, as many experts suggest it is, then that’s especially scary. Because poverty still runs rampant in L.A.
South Africa is gearing up for the 100-year birthday bash of its beloved African National Congress this weekend and amid the celebratory recognitions of accomplishment are sobering reminders that both the party and the nation still have a long way to go.