“This is our basic conclusion: Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal.”
— Kerner Commission report, 1968

July has been a particularly tense time for police and low-income communities of color.

First came deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, two

Source:: The Lowdown

Uprising! Lessons from the Race Riots of 1967 8 March,2017Matthew Green

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Matthew Green produces and edits The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog, an online resource for educators and the general public. He previously taught journalism at Fremont High School in East Oakland, and has written for numerous local publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. Email: mgreen@kqed.org; Twitter: @MGreenKQED

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