The Compton Cowboys

Thompson-Hernández’s Compton Cowboys makes room for tough questions about bias, inequality and the future of the black cowboy tradition.

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Review of ‘The Compton Cowboys’

Start with the TV show “Bonanza.” Lose the Ponderosa Ranch, the ten-gallon hats, the wholesome hijinks and Pa’s endless supply of cash. Add a heaping dose of institutional racism, gang warfare and black cowboys. In some ways, Walter Thompson-Hernández’s The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban Heartland is a totally different…

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