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50 years after Watts riots, the area has undergone massive change
The Watts neighborhood, an epitome of racial tensions between blacks and whites during the 1960s, has an ethnic conflict of its own between the politically dominant African-Americans and the ever growing Latino population that feels underserved.
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 1965 file photo, men carry items from a looted store during the rioting that enveloped the Watts district of Los Angeles. It began with a routine traffic stop 50 years ago this month, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive riot Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riot broke out Aug. 11, 1965 and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.(AP Photo, File)

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: : Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) waits to give a speech at the 3 West Club hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative on August 14, 2015 in New York City. Senator Rubio, criticized President Obama's recent nuclear deal with Iran as well as the opening of relations with Cuba and presented his foreign policy if elected President. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)
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FILE - In this August, 1965 file photo, police detain a man as buildings burn during rioting that swept the Watts district of Los Angeles. It began with a routine traffic stop 50 years ago this month, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive riot Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riot broke out Aug. 11, 1965 and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.(AP Photo, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1965 file photo, firefighters battle a blaze set in a shoe store that collapses in flames during rioting in the Watts district of Los Angeles. It began with a routine traffic stop 50 years ago this month, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive riot Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riot broke out Aug. 11, 1965 and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.(AP Photo, File)

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Visitors walk past the Watts towers on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 in the Watts area of Los Angeles. The Watts riots broke out Aug. 11, 1965, almost 50 years ago and raged for most of a week. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A worker sets up for the inauguration of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 in the Watts area of Los Angeles. The Watts riots broke out Aug. 11, 1965, almost 50 years ago and raged for most of a week. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

50 years after Watts riots, the area has undergone massive change

The Watts neighborhood, an epitome of racial tensions between blacks and whites during the 1960s, has an ethnic conflict of its own between the politically dominant African-Americans and the ever growing Latino population that feels underserved.

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