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The Hill
Time to terminate nation’s policing crisis once and for allnew information and, in some ways, is “déjà vu all over again.” In the wake of
Time to terminate nation’s policing crisis once and for all
The Hill / Posted yesterday
new information and, in some ways, is “déjà vu all over again.” In the wake of the acquittal of the officers who beat Rodney King and the resulting rebellion in Los Angeles, Mayor Tom Bradley appointed the Independent Commission on the LAPD... Read more
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Market Watch
American pessimism hasn’t grown this much since the financial crisisproblem, Gallup says. In fact, the 18% that viewed race as the top problem was
American pessimism hasn’t grown this much since the financial crisis
Market Watch / Posted yesterday
problem, Gallup says. In fact, the 18% that viewed race as the top problem was even more than in May 1992, a week after the Rodney King verdicts. Dissatisfaction with the government, at 16%, was the second-leading issue, and the economy in general... Read more
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USA Today
Black police officers in Arizona move through two different worldshad passed since Los Angeles erupted in race riots after the acquittal of four
Black police officers in Arizona move through two different worlds
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
had passed since Los Angeles erupted in race riots after the acquittal of four LA police officers caught on video beating Rodney King. On that day, a young black man who had been living in LA began what would be his 24 years of service for the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Montclair police hosts community meeting - Public Safetybelieve that the relationship between our different ethnic and racial groups is
Montclair police hosts community meeting - Public Safety
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 2 days ago
believe that the relationship between our different ethnic and racial groups is at one of the lowest points since the Rodney King incident. At the end of the second term of our first African-American president, it's an incredibly sad thing to... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'back until the fall. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for The Leukemia &) B
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 2 days ago
back until the fall. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for The Leukemia &) By Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY In 1992, Rodney King asked, "Can't we all just get along?" Today, Weekend Update anchor Michael Che has a new question during a... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'back until the fall. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for The Leukemia &) B
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 2 days ago
back until the fall. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for The Leukemia &) By Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY In 1992, Rodney King asked, "Can't we all just get along?" Today, Weekend Update anchor Michael Che has a new question during a... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'back until the fall. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for The Leukemia &) B
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 2 days ago
back until the fall. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for The Leukemia &) By Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY In 1992, Rodney King asked, "Can't we all just get along?" Today, Weekend Update anchor Michael Che has a new question during a... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'back until the fall. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for The Leukemia &) B
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'
The Record Searchlight / Posted 2 days ago
back until the fall. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for The Leukemia &) By Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY In 1992, Rodney King asked, "Can't we all just get along?" Today, Weekend Update anchor Michael Che has a new question during a... Read more
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USA Today
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'In 1992, Rodney King asked, "Can't we all just get along?" Today, Weekend Upda
SNL stars say politics should be more like 'Tom & Jerry'
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
In 1992, Rodney King asked, "Can't we all just get along?" Today, Weekend Update anchor Michael Che has a new question during a contentious Presidential election: "If Tom & Jerry (the cartoon cat and mouse) can be friends, why can’t we?" Che is... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The fire this timeexactly the same as the BLA's. The United States has experienced an extraordin
The fire this time
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 2 days ago
exactly the same as the BLA's. The United States has experienced an extraordinary period of social peace dating from the Rodney King riot in 1992 - more than 50 dead and $1 billion in damages - to today. The recent unrest in Ferguson and... Read more
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ABC News
Justice Dept: Street Gangs Targeting Law Enforcement Officersto face sniper fire as they patrolled or responded to calls. The situation dete
Justice Dept: Street Gangs Targeting Law Enforcement Officers
ABC News / Posted 3 days ago
to face sniper fire as they patrolled or responded to calls. The situation deteriorated dramatically, Gomez said, after the Rodney King verdict and 1992 riots. "If the movement to target and assassinate cops expands past lone wolves (as we have... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Congressman Cleaver calls relations between police and minorities ‘delicate’I have experienced in public office," Cleaver said. "This is the single most de
Congressman Cleaver calls relations between police and minorities ‘delicate’
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 3 days ago
I have experienced in public office," Cleaver said. "This is the single most delicate moment. I was mayor during the Rodney King decision. We were on the verge of some problems here that we were able to push aside. But this is a tough... Read more
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Wilson County News
Editorial: The war on cops, and the part the media playshave also actively promoted the anti-police propaganda by the way they present
Editorial: The war on cops, and the part the media plays
Wilson County News / Posted 3 days ago
have also actively promoted the anti-police propaganda by the way they present the news. This goes all the way back to the Rodney King riots of 1992. Television stations all across the country repeatedly played a selectively edited fraction of a... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Anthony Anderson Describes Life in Compton During an ‘Inferno’ of Police Brutality (Guest Blog)time for the city made famous by N.W.A. The racial tension between police and A
Anthony Anderson Describes Life in Compton During an ‘Inferno’ of Police Brutality (Guest Blog)
Houston Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
time for the city made famous by N.W.A. The racial tension between police and African-American citizens contributed to the Rodney King beating, the Los Angeles riots, and even the O.J. Simpson verdict. This past season, Anderson’s character, Dre,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Anthony Anderson Describes Life in Compton During an ‘Inferno’ of Police Brutality (Guest Blog)time for the city made famous by N.W.A. The racial tension between police and A
Anthony Anderson Describes Life in Compton During an ‘Inferno’ of Police Brutality (Guest Blog)
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
time for the city made famous by N.W.A. The racial tension between police and African-American citizens contributed to the Rodney King beating, the Los Angeles riots, and even the O.J. Simpson verdict. This past season, Anderson’s character, Dre,... Read more
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BC Local News
'Black Lives Matter’ graffiti appears in downtown Maple Ridgenight. The first, on an otherwise blank wall of the Village Deli, included “Bl
'Black Lives Matter’ graffiti appears in downtown Maple Ridge
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
night. The first, on an otherwise blank wall of the Village Deli, included “Black Lives Matter,” and “We love O.J. and Rodney King.” The second piece of graffiti in the plaza was on a wall next to Little Garden Montessori Centre, but was... Read more
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Deseret News
Negative views on race relations in the US reach record highpercent after the 1992 Los Angeles riots induced by a court acquittal of three
Negative views on race relations in the US reach record high
Deseret News / Posted 4 days ago
percent after the 1992 Los Angeles riots induced by a court acquittal of three police officers involved with the beating of Rodney King, a black taxi driver. Negative views have risen 11 percent since one year ago, when 57 percent of Americans... Read more
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Officer.com
Black Dallas Police Officer Works to Build BridgesQuigg found himself facing a backlash in black neighborhoods of south Dallas. “
Black Dallas Police Officer Works to Build Bridges
Officer.com / Posted 4 days ago
Quigg found himself facing a backlash in black neighborhoods of south Dallas. “People would say, ‘You going to beat me like Rodney King?’” recalled Quigg, who is African-American. They branded him an Uncle Tom, accused him of “working for the white... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Black and blue: It can be a challenging path for African-American police officerssince Los Angeles erupted in race riots after the acquittal of four LA Police D
Black and blue: It can be a challenging path for African-American police officers
The Arizona Republic / Posted 5 days ago
since Los Angeles erupted in race riots after the acquittal of four LA Police Department officers caught on video beating Rodney King. On that day, a young black man who had been living in LA began what would be his 24 years of service for the... Read more
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New York Post
Cop-killings have never been this lethal — and it could mean chaosexactly the same as the BLA’s. The United States has experienced an extraordin
Cop-killings have never been this lethal — and it could mean chaos
New York Post / Posted 5 days ago
exactly the same as the BLA’s. The United States has experienced an extraordinary period of social peace dating from the Rodney King riot in 1992 — more than 50 dead and $1 billion in damages — to today. The recent unrest in Ferguson and... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Local law enforcement leaders asking for heated rhetoric to stopwill not keep people away from serving in law enforcement. “I started looking
Local law enforcement leaders asking for heated rhetoric to stop
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
will not keep people away from serving in law enforcement. “I started looking into being a law enforcement because of the Rodney King riots and I wanted to be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem,” Alexander said. Once a flight... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Thomas Sowell: The war on copshave also actively promoted the anti-police propaganda by the way they present
Thomas Sowell: The war on cops
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
have also actively promoted the anti-police propaganda by the way they present the news. This goes all the way back to the Rodney King riots of 1992. Television stations all across the country repeatedly played a selectively edited fraction of a... Read more
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The Houma Courier
More than 6 in 10 adults say race relations in U.S. are generally bad, a new poll findsstrife as they were during the race riots that engulfed parts of Los Angeles in
More than 6 in 10 adults say race relations in U.S. are generally bad, a new poll finds
The Houma Courier / Posted 6 days ago
strife as they were during the race riots that engulfed parts of Los Angeles in 1992 after the beating of black motorist Rodney King by white L.A. police officers in 1991 and their subsequent acquittals. A 55 percent majority say race relations... Read more
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The Daily Comet
More than 6 in 10 adults say race relations in U.S. are generally bad, a new poll findsstrife as they were during the race riots that engulfed parts of Los Angeles in
More than 6 in 10 adults say race relations in U.S. are generally bad, a new poll finds
The Daily Comet / Posted 6 days ago
strife as they were during the race riots that engulfed parts of Los Angeles in 1992 after the beating of black motorist Rodney King by white L.A. police officers in 1991 and their subsequent acquittals. A 55 percent majority say race relations... Read more
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Officer.com
Officers on Edge as They Try to Balance Safety, Public Accountabilityaren’t broken,” Goldstein said. Unfortunately, he said, despite the lessons of
Officers on Edge as They Try to Balance Safety, Public Accountability
Officer.com / Posted 6 days ago
aren’t broken,” Goldstein said. Unfortunately, he said, despite the lessons of the ’60s and ’70s, despite the lessons of Rodney King, more needs to be done to ensure police interact respectfully with all segments of their community. “As... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Backlog of Memphis police complaints being reviewedsprayed in the face with mace. He fell to the ground, where he said he was beat
Backlog of Memphis police complaints being reviewed
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
sprayed in the face with mace. He fell to the ground, where he said he was beaten and kicked by the officers. "I felt like Rodney King," he said. "I was getting beaten right there on the ground." The charges were dropped against Walker, who said... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Tension and trust: Knoxville police work to build rapport with black communityare more, just that they now come to our attention because of the widespread ab
Tension and trust: Knoxville police work to build rapport with black community
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
are more, just that they now come to our attention because of the widespread ability to record with smart phones. Prior to Rodney King, police would just write up some fantasical report, it would be reviewed and approved as being a good beating or... Read more
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PhysOrg
New social media tools empower citizen journalismfrom the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and t
New social media tools empower citizen journalism
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
from the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and the 1991 beating by Los Angeles police of Rodney King and the events of the Arab Spring. More recently, citizen videos offered immediate and intimate perspectives... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
New social media tools empower citizen journalismfrom the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and t
New social media tools empower citizen journalism
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
from the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and the 1991 beating by Los Angeles police of Rodney King and the events of the Arab Spring. More recently, citizen videos offered immediate and intimate perspectives... Read more
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Inquirier.net
New social media tools empower citizen journalismfrom the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and t
New social media tools empower citizen journalism
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
from the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and the 1991 beating by Los Angeles police of Rodney King and the events of the Arab Spring. More recently, citizen videos offered immediate and intimate perspectives... Read more
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The Manila Times
FOCUS New social media tools empower citizen journalismfrom the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and t
FOCUS New social media tools empower citizen journalism
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
from the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and the 1991 beating by Los Angeles police of Rodney King and the events of the Arab Spring. More recently, citizen videos offered immediate and intimate perspectives... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
New social media tools empower citizen journalismfrom the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and t
New social media tools empower citizen journalism
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 7 days ago
from the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and the 1991 beating by Los Angeles police of Rodney King and the events of the Arab Spring. More recently, citizen videos offered immediate and intimate perspectives... Read more
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The Borneo Post
New social media tools empower citizen journalismfrom the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and t
New social media tools empower citizen journalism
The Borneo Post / Posted 7 days ago
from the past include the 1963 Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and the 1991 beating by Los Angeles police of Rodney King and the events of the Arab Spring. More recently, citizen videos offered immediate and intimate perspectives... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
WSP hopes transparency will help recruit minoritiesone of four female, African American troopers in the patrol. She decided to pu
WSP hopes transparency will help recruit minorities
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 7 days ago
one of four female, African American troopers in the patrol. She decided to pursue a law enforcement career following the Rodney King riots in Southern California in 1992. She was upset at protesters and police at the time. “I thought, I’m a... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Tension and trust: Knoxville police work to build rapport with black communitya year ago. The New York Times noted the results showed the most discord since
Tension and trust: Knoxville police work to build rapport with black community
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
a year ago. The New York Times noted the results showed the most discord since the 1992 riots in Los Angeles during the Rodney King police beating case. An NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll published Tuesday found 52 percent of Americans believe... Read more
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Officer.com
Editorial: It's Citizens, Not Police Who Need De-Escalation Trainingofficers for thirty-six years nationally and internationally and began teaching
Editorial: It's Citizens, Not Police Who Need De-Escalation Training
Officer.com / Posted 7 days ago
officers for thirty-six years nationally and internationally and began teaching de-escalation courses after the infamous Rodney King riots in the early 1990’s. I have also taught at every level of the American education system, from middle school... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
WSP hopes transparency will help recruit minoritiesone of four female, African American troopers in the patrol. She decided to pu
WSP hopes transparency will help recruit minorities
KING5 Seattle / Posted 8 days ago
one of four female, African American troopers in the patrol. She decided to pursue a law enforcement career following the Rodney King riots in Southern California in 1992. She was upset at protesters and police at the time. “I thought, I’m a... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Police reforms show a path forward from racial divisionYork Times/CBS News poll places the nation’s mood on race relations at the nadi
Police reforms show a path forward from racial division
The Seattle Times / Posted 8 days ago
York Times/CBS News poll places the nation’s mood on race relations at the nadir of the 1992 riots in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict. The chasm of trust widened by the video recordings of African-American men dying in police custody, and... Read more
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Raw Story
Maher reveals Trump’s sales pitch to Colbert: Tell white men America gives them a ‘raw break’in front of the public but no meaningful changes had resulted. “This goes back
Maher reveals Trump’s sales pitch to Colbert: Tell white men America gives them a ‘raw break’
Raw Story / Posted 8 days ago
in front of the public but no meaningful changes had resulted. “This goes back to — well, certainly before, but on tape — Rodney King, and Rodney King was what, 1991?” Maher said. “We all looked at that tape and thought, ‘How can these cops get... Read more
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Eye Witness News
'People v OJ Simpson,' 'Game of Thrones' lead Emmy nominationstrial through the prism of racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath
'People v OJ Simpson,' 'Game of Thrones' lead Emmy nominations
Eye Witness News / Posted 9 days ago
trial through the prism of racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath of the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King by white policemen in Los Angeles. The show aired against a contemporary backdrop of rising tensions between... Read more
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iol.co.za
GoT scoops 23 Emmy nominationstrial through the prism of racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath
GoT scoops 23 Emmy nominations
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
trial through the prism of racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath of the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King by white policemen in Los Angeles. The show aired against a contemporary backdrop of rising tensions between... Read more
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Orange County Register
One of the last Buffalo Soldiers calls for racial peacea white jury acquitted white officers of police brutality even though they’d be
One of the last Buffalo Soldiers calls for racial peace
Orange County Register / Posted 9 days ago
a white jury acquitted white officers of police brutality even though they’d been caught on video clubbing a black man, Rodney King. Today, are African Americans better treated? faith and service I first met Aaron five years ago at the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
How This Became the Era of the Gunmaninitial spike in gun sales in the US for something other than hunting dates bac
How This Became the Era of the Gunman
Daily Maverick / Posted 9 days ago
initial spike in gun sales in the US for something other than hunting dates back to 1992 and the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict, according to former gun salesman and economic historian Mike Weisser: “It was the first time that you... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominationstrial through the prism of racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath
Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations
Otago Daily Times / Posted 9 days ago
trial through the prism of racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath of the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King by white policemen in Los Angeles. The show aired against a contemporary backdrop of rising tensions between... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nominationsthrough the prism of the racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath o
‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nominations
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
through the prism of the racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath of the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King by white policemen in Los Angeles. The show aired against a contemporary backdrop of rising tensions between... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Game of Thrones leads Emmys pack with 23 nominationstrial through the prism of racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath
Game of Thrones leads Emmys pack with 23 nominations
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
trial through the prism of racial politics gripping the nation in the aftermath of the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King by white policemen in Los Angeles. The show aired against a contemporary backdrop of rising tensions between... Read more
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The Hindu
‘Race relations in the U.S. at the lowest point since 1992’say race relations are generally bad, one of the highest levels of discord sinc
‘Race relations in the U.S. at the lowest point since 1992’
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
say race relations are generally bad, one of the highest levels of discord since the 1992 riots in Los Angeles during the Rodney King case, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The poll, conducted from Friday, the day after the... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Poll: Most Americans believe racism is a serious problemaccording to the poll, up from 38% a year ago. It was the most discord since th
Poll: Most Americans believe racism is a serious problem
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 9 days ago
according to the poll, up from 38% a year ago. It was the most discord since the 1992 riots in Los Angeles during the Rodney King case, the Times noted. ?The polls are the latest to highlight heightened racial tensions shortly after... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Poll: Most Americans believe racism is a serious problemaccording to the poll, up from 38% a year ago. It was the most discord since th
Poll: Most Americans believe racism is a serious problem
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 9 days ago
according to the poll, up from 38% a year ago. It was the most discord since the 1992 riots in Los Angeles during the Rodney King case, the Times noted. ?The polls are the latest to highlight heightened racial tensions shortly after... Read more
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The Charlotte Post
Does pendulum of justice and fairness swing toward black men?on top of him so who was fearing for whose life? Back in the day, did the poli
Does pendulum of justice and fairness swing toward black men?
The Charlotte Post / Posted 9 days ago
on top of him so who was fearing for whose life? Back in the day, did the police fear for their lives when they beat Rodney King half to death and it was all captured on video? By the way, the police were found not guilty in that case. There... Read more
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