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Rodney King, R.I.P.
Published on June 17, 2012 by Sara Foss

Confronted with the horror of rioting and death, Rodney King said something that always made a lot of sense to me.

"Can we all get along?" he asked.

I used to keep the text of his remarks on my wall. It's a question I don't think we ask enough. I mean, why can't we all get along?

King's beating at the hands of the L.A. police sparked outrage over police brutality, and although his life was a struggle, I'll always admire the quiet dignity of his words. Here's his obituary from the A.P.

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