Four apartments fire-bombed at Ramona Gardens in possible race attack

ramona-gardens-fire-laopinion.jpgRamona Gardens is the public housing project in Boyle Heights where African American tenants have reported tensions with Latino renters, who are the majority in the place. After midnight on Monday morning, four apartment units occupied by blacks were attacked with what the authorities are calling Molotov Cocktail-like firebombs. "Authorities say the attacks may have been racially motivated," Fox 11 reported. "The initial police call indicated all four families targeted are black, the group of four arsonists are reportedly Hispanic."

While the incident got some English language media coverage, including on the LA Times website, it was the lead story on the front page of Tuesday's La Opinión. The headline is "Racial tension resurfaces."

Photo: J. Emilio Flores/La Opinión

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