April Issue: Mapping the Riot Damage to Korean-run Businesses
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Author: KoreAm
Posted: April 23rd, 2012
Filed Under: April 2012 , Back Issues , BLOG
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Map by Suejean Ahn

This map details the destruction wrought on Korean-owned businesses — shops, liquor stores, dry cleaners, etc. — during the 1992 L.A. Riots. Many of the businesses affected are highlighted in our extensive oral history of the 4.29 events.

(Adapted from map by M. Gref for Günter Thieme and Hans Dieter Laux, Erdkunde Journal, vol. 49, issue 4. Based on data from May 6, 1992 Korea Times.)

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  • Okaito

    Guys – your map is not oriented toward north. It’s very irresponsible to do that and make is very difficult to read!

  • Not Everyone is to Blame
  • Not Everyone is to Blame

    Being looted is significant economic damage. Not everyone has insurance to pay for it. You think the looters nicely picked up things without damage to property?

  • http://www.monster-island.net kushibo

    Huuuuuuuuge difference between being looted and being destroyed. This should be two maps.

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