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.
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.