SOURCE: Washington Post
by Alaina E. Roberts
When Beto O’Rourke referred to the Tulsa massacre, he was correcting the record on racial violence.
by Martin Halpern
80 years ago, thousands of people rioted at the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium to prevent the Communist Party from holding a public meeting. The story reminds us that words can often incite violence.
by David Krugler
How should the challenging but essential task of remembering and commemorating this troubling history be confronted?
SOURCE: USA Today
It was branded "Red Summer" because of the bloodshed and amounted to some of the worst white-on-black violence in U.S. history.
by Megan Gannon
Archaeologists recently uncovered the remains of five houses that lay witness to the tragedy that set Springfield, Illinois, on fire in 1908.
by J. Samuel Walker
50 years later no one knows for sure, but these are some self-evident factors.
by Roger Chapman
How a white eight year old who lived in DC experienced the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Matthew Desmond
Good jobs in black communities have disappeared, evictions are the norm, and extreme poverty is rising. Cities should be exploding—but they aren’t.
SOURCE: History channel
“People were out of control with anger and sadness and frustration.”
SOURCE: The Boston Globe
Fifty years ago today, 3 days of riots convulsed Roxbury, as the civil rights tumult of the ‘60s finally reached here. It was the violent beginning to an era of change whose end is still not in sight...
SOURCE: Dissent Magazine
by Mike Konczal
Liberal law and order expanded during the urban riots of the 1960s.
SOURCE: The National Review
by Abraham H. Miller
We should’ve learned it in the ’60s: White racism is not the core issue, and money is not the answer.
High youth unemployment in Europe and disappointing growth expectations in the emerging world could mean more mass protests like the ones seen in Brazil, Niall Ferguson told CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Tuesday."There are two kinds of city that we could see burn this summer," Ferguson said. "The big European cities with Paris at the top of the list look extremely vulnerable. Paris has a greater tradition of urban rioting than almost any city in the world."Ferguson, a Harvard University professor, said the French economy is bad and "the youth unemployment problem right across Latin Europe is really an explosion waiting to go off."...
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