America still divided by racism into two separate, unequal societies

07 Apr

In 1967, riots erupted in cities throughout the United States, from Newark to Detroit and Minneapolis in the Midwest — all two years after the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles exploded in violence.

In response, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed a commission, headed by Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner, to investigate the causes and propose measures to address them. Fifty years ago, the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (more widely known as the Kerner Commission), issued its report, providing a stark account of the conditions in America that had led to the disorders.

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Posted by on April 7, 2018 in North America


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