Racial Inequality Was Tearing the U.S. Apart, a 1968 Report Warned. It Was Ignored.
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.
The 1968 Kerner Commission Report Still Echoes Across America by Clyde Haberman
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