Many people hold the assumption that South Los Angeles is “dangerous,” referring to the demographics and homeless population,
without realizing that this preconception is a product of internalized racism. As a USC student, I have heard countless times
that South Central is “not a good area.” However, South Central is not a “slum”; it is rich in history and culture. The area
lacks funding in education, has limited job opportunities, and is deprived of political power due to its history of systemic
racism, but not because of the people living there. This site serves to educate those who hold negative presumptions about South Central and its residents.
Only by learning about the history of systemic racism will we be able to dissolve their preconceived notions that South Central is a
bad place and advocate for policies that strive for equity to compensate for the damage done in the past.