South LA: A history of marginalization and resilience

South LA has seen riots, redlining and decades of neglect. Now a new hospital, health system and spirit is rising in this medically-underserved community.

“The word ‘Medi-Cal’ was like a curse.”

South LA’s long history of “plague and protest” is described in this powerful TED talk by MLKCH CEO Dr. Elaine Batchlor.  The upshot: “We must change our separate and unequal health system.”

South LA by the numbers:

South LA residents without a high school diploma

make less than $25K per year

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