Newark Riots

Discussion in 'Alternative Thought Forum' started by Christian, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Christian

    Christian Knight Moderator

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    On this day in history, July 12, 1967...

    Following rumors that an African American cab driver had been murdered while in police custody, riots broke out in Newark, New Jersey which, over a four day period, left 26 people dead and hundreds more injured. Prior to the riots, unemployment, poverty, racial profiling by police and a lack of opportunity in education caused local African-American residents to feel completely powerless and disenfranchised.