Jill Edy: In the immediate aftermath of the 1992 riots, a struggle broke out over naming them. Some called them the “Rodney King riots,” but others objected that this term suggested King was responsible for what had happened.
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About Jill Edy
Jill A. Edy is the author of Troubled Pasts: News and the Collective Memory of Social Unrest. She is an associate professor of communication at the University of Oklahoma.