Lawmakers visit schools
Jonathan T. Lovitt
LOS ANGELES - A pair of minority lawmakers, one black and one Hispanic,
began a series of visits to schools Thursday in an effort to stop an outbreak of
in-class racial brawling.
State Assembly representatives Richard Polanco and Marguerite Archie- Hudson,
both Los Angeles Democrats, started at Samuel Gompers Middle School in south
``You people are the future leaders of this state,'' Archie-Hudson told the
students. ``You've got to get along with your brothers and sisters.''
Polanco said 10 to 15 schools will be visited.
``Young people must hear the message of hope from people they respect and
who look like them,'' he said. ``We're here to serve as positive role models for
our city's kids.''