The film starts off with a brief history about race in America, but specifically about race in L.A. When I finished watching the film, it raised the following issues or questions that I would use with my students:
- racial profiling
- Why join a gang?
- Watts Riots vs. Civil Disobedience
- wealth and poverty
- the rise of unequal distribution of wealth
- Rodney King
- Police vs. Citizens
The film is a good one to show students about these issues and many others.