More from South L.A. 20 years later

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Staying put in South L.A.

Apr 27, 2012
Some middle-class blacks have left the area, but Bernadette Moore still lives and works there.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, South L.A.

Growing pains in South Los Angeles

Apr 27, 2012
South L.A. resident Everett Courtney reflects on his city's rebirth.
Posted In: riots, los angeles, financial literacy

Economic mobility in South L.A., two decades later

Apr 26, 2012
Twenty years after the L.A. riots, many residents who move up the economic ladder move out of South L.A.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, los angeles, Latino community, African American
 

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You hear it a lot: For the economy to get better, we all have to spend more. Consumer confidence, consumer spending, consumer interest, consumer debt.... it's the consumer economy. But didn't spending too much get us in trouble a few years ago? Can we afford the consumer economy? Marketplace explores how we consume, what we get from it, what it costs, and whether we can keep it up.

 
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