Kerner Commission

  • Heed the Cornerman's Cry

    by Mike McQuillan

    The failure to heed the warnings of the Kerner Commission in 1968 – of a society divided by racism and inequality – has led to ongoing suffering and a politics of resentment over an ethic of mutual care.

  • 50 years after Kerner Commission report inequality persists

    Barriers to equality pose threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, according to a new study that examines the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report.