Racial progress: compare the riots of 1967 with the riots today. We’ve come a long way baby.

Read this classic Esquire essay from 1968. Police brutality was way worse back then. They just massacred people in some cases. White supremacist militias were more dangerous and shot more people. Entire neighborhoods burned for days. It was close to a civil war in American cities. This year has actually been relatively peaceful and much less scary by comparison.

Posted in Discrimination, Violence & Peace
One comment on “Racial progress: compare the riots of 1967 with the riots today. We’ve come a long way baby.
  1. […] more likely to be active members of white supremacist organizations and police departments tried to squash protests in favor of basic civil rights. Most evidence suggests that racism has been declining in America […]

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