Anger over policing and inequality boiled over in 1967 in protests and violence across the United States. A landmark report warned that without major changes, it would happen again.

Racial Inequality Was Tearing the U.S. Apart, a 1968 Report Warned. It Was Ignored.

Producer: Scott Michels
The 1968 Kerner Commission on racial unrest warned: ‘Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal.’ The report cited a number of issues. A shortage of jobs. Inadequate education. Discrimination. Harsh police tactics. The Commission found troubles disproportionately harming African Americans that are just as relevant today.
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