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April 30, 2007

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15th Anniversary of LA riots ... interesting note, but let's not forget THE riots, the worst in American history --- those of 1967. 40 Years ago and the effects are just as striking in many communities as they were then. There were riots all of the nation that summer, with the worst being in Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ. Those were the most famous and indeed the worst, but it was a hot summer and the nation was erupting in violence all over the place. If you want to learn more read the Kerner Commission Report. It is now 40 years old, but in many communitiies, unfortunately, it could have been written today and be just as relevant.

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