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
Editor: Heru Muharrar

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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