Eliminating Racism: Why the Watts Riots Can Happen Again


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Eliminating Racism: Why the Watts Riots Can Happen Again
Introduction: Racism and Civil Insurrection
Racism of one sort or another has existed since time began. An attempt to force or threaten people in an effort to eliminate racism will only serve to strengthen the views of the racist, not eliminate them. Force only causes greater aggression, because the racists have a belief that they are right. The only way to combat racism is by changing the way that people think about other people. A person can be educated and make a discovery that the discrimination of another human being because of their color is wrong, but a person cannot be forced to make the discovery.
In 1965, Southern California erupted into a firestorm which was called the...
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