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Is History Repeating Itself 50 Years After Watts?

Posted August 11th, 2015 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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As Ferguson, Missouri marks the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white cop, it feels like the racial divide that sparked the deadly riots in the Watts district of Los Angles in 1965 remains a sad reality of American life. With #Black Lives Matter protesting a string of deaths of African-Americans by white policemen, leaders are urging its members to be focused and peaceful — and not give in to the kind of despair Watts came to symbolize.