The LAPD's better relationship with the community, along with plummeting crime and less graffiti, illustrate improvements. But frustration, isolation and the lack of enough jobs still plague the area.
Many agree that the black community and the city have not made enough progress since the riots. But changes in the LAPD may be a bright spot.
Los Angeles-area high school students find lessons about the 1992 riots gripping and galvanizing — when their teachers have time to turn the focus away from standardized tests.
Nearly 20 years after the 1992 L.A. riots, residents say the city is safer and relations between its racial and ethnic groups are significantly better than they were in 1992, according to a new survey.