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Letters to the Editor

For Thursday, August 21, 2014


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2014

~~<p><strong>Racial disconnect in Ferguson, Mo. </strong></p>
<p>I was the director of a human services agency in Detroit during the 1967 riot. It was intense, but it settled down quickly on the lower east side. However, it continued to smolder for many days on the west side. One of the observable differences was that federal troops, mostly black and well-disciplined, provided law enforcement on the east side. They had an easy rapport with the young people. On the west side, the force was almost entirely white National Guard.</p>
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Racial disconnect in Ferguson, Mo.

I was the director of a human services agency in Detroit during the 1967 riot. It was intense, but it settled down quickly on the lower east side. However, it continued to smolder for many days on the west side. One of the observable differences was that federal troops, mostly black and well-disciplined, provided law enforcement on the east side. They had an easy rapport with the young people. On the west side, the force was almost entirely white National Guard. Login for more...



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