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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 04:15 PM

67. Yes, they are

 

And for some reason, the riots and violence stopped after 1968. Maybe it was seeing that they were counterproductive, both in terms of changing anything for the better in the cities, or politically because they led to the election of Nixon.

But the memories of that time were seared in the minds of many people, who had different reactions to them. Nobody knew if the riots would start up again. White flight started in the 1960's, but it continued through the 1970's, and I contend that busing was one of the reasons why. I also contend that the reason white people did not want their children in integrated schools was because of fear of violence.

Before we heard, "Drill, baby, drill!" from Sarah Palin, we heard "Burn, baby, burn" from people cheering on the 1965 Watts riots. It's tough to imagine sending your kids into that environment. If we can understand why Guatemalans would make a long trek on foot with their children to avoid drug gangs, we should be able to understand why white people would move their families to the suburbs during that time.

It didn't help America get any better.
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