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Don Cheadle

L.A. is Still Recovering

from Rodney King Beating

6/18/2012 4:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The issue of race relations is the "biggest thing we have to deal with as a society in the United States and probably the world" ... so says Don Cheadle.

The Academy Award nominated actor -- who was named the U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador in 2010 -- was hangin' in L.A. this weekend when we asked about the impact Rodney King had on the city of L.A.

Cheadle believes King's legacy will be a "mixed bag" ... and says the infamous beating incident is "something we can hopefully reflect on and try to move past."

"I mean hopefully, we've gotten past that ... but still a lotta stuff to work out obviously."

TMZ broke the story ... King died this weekend at his home in Rialto, CA.

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16.

Truth    

If Rodney King had not took cops on a high speed chase and then disobeyed their orders after they finally got him out of the car, he would not have been beaten. The other two guys in the car with him were not touched. Stop making that POS a hero.

822 days ago
17.

FenixSiXX    

You got the whyte mans bytch in return for racism, desecrating her to the fullest extent, why ****s still mad tho? Ya'll kill me, can't never please a ****.

822 days ago
18.

FenixSiXX    

BTW I love Don Cheadle. Stop the madness.

822 days ago
19.

Abe    

Rodney King was a useless a-hole. And Don Cheadle is a bigger useless a-hole.

822 days ago
20.

Taazz69    

If lala land is still getting over something 20 years old it needs to get over it SMH

822 days ago
21.

thomas    

And unfortunately way too many states are trying to avoid repeat incidents not by training police officers but by making it a crime to use video to record police officers. I'd hate to be black in Chicago.

822 days ago
22.

bataisflow    

How about the 54 people that were murdered during those riots...sure their families haven't healed Don.

822 days ago
23.

newyawkahbroad@optonline.net    

It figures...NOTHING in California can get it's $hit. Still recovering?? Bunch of pu$$ies!

822 days ago
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