Jordan High seniors ask you to take their view of Watts. So they sent the L.A. Times a poem about it

At Jordan High School, Ms. Segura’s 1st period class wanted to speak up for Watts, a “beautiful community in need of recognition, voice and power.” Here they read their poem, “We Are Watts.”

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