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L.A. Youth Set the Record Straight About South L.A. Stereotypes

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L.A. Youth, the 1988-founded newspaper by and about teens in Los Angeles, yesterday came out with an article featuring students from English classes at Locke High School #3 in Watts. The assignment was to "write about growing up in South Central L.A. to show people what their lives are really like."

15-year-old Yesenia Reyes was in Marina Del Rey when "group of white guys gawking at her] like [she] was an unknown species." Afterwards, one came up to apologize and introduced himself. But then: