Believing in South Central  


Believing in South Central
February 19, 2021 | 192 pages
ISBN: 9780226747286

"In many ways "South Central" still functions as a deeply problematic shorthand for "Black Los Angeles." While some of these stereotypes hit on troubling realities--it is home to many of LA's poorest, most violent neighborhoods--the reality is far more complicated. In the context of demographic shifts and struggles with widespread poverty, Pamela J. Prickett zeroes in on an African American Muslim community and examines what believers do to help each other combat poverty, joblessness, violence, and racial injustice"--