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The Roots of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion

Take a listen: Courtney B. Vance and I talk about the roots of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. We covered a lot of ground in just 23 minutes! We talked history and the causes and consequences of the largest uprising in American History. It left 43 dead, more than 7000 arrested, and thousands injured and hundreds displaced. What caused the unrest? Mainly a long history of police violence, abuse and mistreatment; a lack of access to good jobs, decent housing, excellent schools, and opportunity to advance; segregation and racial discrimination and a complete indifference or contempt by whites toward African Americans. If you want to know more about this history and why race still matters, please listen!