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“It’s been 52 years since the Kerner Commission declared: ‘The press has too long basked in a white world, looking out of it, if at all, with white men’s eyes and a white perspective. That is no longer good enough.’”

@soledadobrien calling #timesup : "It’s been 52 years since the Kerner Commission declared: 'The press has too long basked in a white world… That is no longer good enough.' You don’t get another 52 years."

The 1968 Kerner Commission Report Still Echoes Across America

A shortage of jobs. Inadequate education. Discrimination. Harsh police tactics. In 1968, the Kerner commission left scant doubt that racism was the tinder igniting the1960s fires.

More than 50 years ago, the Kerner Commission's report laid bare the racism that led to uprisings in the 1960s. @OnPointRadio  looked back at the lessons of that moment and the missed opportunities since.

A shortage of jobs. Inadequate education. Discrimination. Harsh police tactics. In 1968, the Kerner commission left scant doubt that racism was the tinder igniting the 1960s fires.

More than 50 years ago, the Kerner Commission's report laid bare the racism that led to uprisings in the 1960s. @OnPointRadio  looked back at the lessons of that moment and the missed opportunities since.

Tensions between between black communities and police departments go back decades. @RetroReport  takes a look at the Kerner Commission Report of 1968 and why it was ignored.

A shortage of jobs. Inadequate education. Discrimination. Harsh police tactics. In 1968, the Kerner commission left scant doubt that racism was the tinder igniting the 1960s fires.

Tensions between between black communities and police departments go back decades. @RetroReport  takes a look at the Kerner Commission Report of 1968 and why it was ignored.

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“Stay mad as hell.” That’s the message from 89 year old Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission on the civil unrest of 1967.

Richard Parsons: “I could write [the 1968 Kerner Commission report] today!… The core issue is our system is biased.” @darrenwalker  concurs: “What has happened in these last two weeks with the murder of George Floyd is that deniability is no longer an option for white America.”

The Kerner Commission’s report was released on February 29, 1968, and its findings weren’t in alignment with what president Lyndon B. Johnson likely wanted to hear.

All weekend, all over the country, we saw what the Kerner Commission called a police riot.

One of the best primers for the unrest in the US today is the 1968 Kerner commission report on civil disorders. Strip out some of the dated language and you have a very similar reality. Then as now the top grievance is police practices

"Our country is moving toward two nations: one black and one white. Separate and unequal." President Johnson launched the Kerner Commission to examine the race riots of the 1960s. We spoke to former Sen. Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the delegation #BlackHistoryMonth 

White society is deeply implicated in the ghetto. White institutions created it, white institutions maintain it, and white society condones it. — The Kerner Commission, March 1, 1968

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In 1968, the year after riots erupted in cities throughout the US, the Kerner Commission, concluded that the country was “moving toward two societies, one black, one white – separate and unequal.” Sadly, this still rings true today.

The Kerner commission got it wrong all those years ago and the left has found its falsehoods useful ever since. By

Last member of Kerner Commission still haunted that proposals on race relations were never adopted. @russcontreras 

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