Skip to comments.60's Race Riots?
Posted on 07/05/2013 9:20:56 PM PDT by MNDude
I've heard of race riots that took place back in the 1960's. I was wondering if anyone here is old enough to remember them, why they took place, and how bad they were?
It was bad enough that it essentially killed Detroit.
I know. It has nothing to do with the 60’s. I just like the song.
there are so many armed ccw holders that if riots break out in multiple places, it’s going to make the 60s look like the 30s.
One thing is these riots always take place in the rioters own neighborhoods. They essentially s**t in their own nests. Stay away from ghetto-ville and you’ll be all right.
Watts riots 1965 Los Angeles
Looks like not much has changed as far as circumstances.
They screwed up race relations until the Muzzies came along to attack both sides.
Detroit Delenda Est. Still an unfortunate fact that is unlikely to change.
I was born in 1966 so the race riots then are basically flickering images I vaguely remember on our 1959 Philco B&W TV. I think we had riots here in Pittsburgh when Martin Luther King was assassinated. I know another thing, the riots were a huge force in people buying VHF/UHF radios and early police scanners to tune in police calls.
I was a young teen in 1965 and lived about 20 miles from the LA/Watts riots. It was bad and very intense even away from the epicenter, but most of it was contained in and around Watts. I watched all the coverage of the 68 riots and during the Rodney King riots, the unrest was bad in LA, but minor riots spread accross the country.
The Zimmerman verdict has the potential to be very bad. Racial tensions have gotten worse under Obama.
I remember the race riots of the 60s. I was a young kid at the time, but I remember that my granddad (who lived in Watts) carried 24/7 while that mess was going on.
I was an Army brat at the time, so I never lived near any of the real violence. My extended family in Los Angeles did, though.
I remember them, luckily I was far away from them. White people were either loading guns or placing SOUL BROTHER in their windows.
Little Rock (where I lived at the time) prepared for a race riot when it was learned a truck load of Black muzlims were in town. The riot never occurred.
At that time I sold my single action style revolver and bought a 13 shot Browning Hi-Power after reading of what happened to people in other towns who accidentally drove into a riot area.
Meanwhile, other cities burned. The black motto at that time was “Burn this shitty city down!” “Burn baby Burn!”
I watched the Watts riots,
Los Angeles in the ‘60s.
The DC riot following the MLK assassination in 1968 is the one I remember from the ‘60s.
I remember them pretty well although I was not in them. Go look at footage of the LA riots after the Rodney King trial, and multiply those by a small factor, say 2 or 3. Maybe 5. They were kind of terrifying, because there was no imagining the upper limit of how far they might go. There were adjoining blocks in Detroit which were afire all at once, and that’s certainly nothing we are used to seeing. And, remember, TV coverage in 1965 was quite larval compared to what it might be today in terms of coverage. I lived in NJ, and maybe 12 miles outside of Newark, which was quite run down and indeed had some rioting, but nothing at all like Detroit. Detroit never recovered. I am not sure one could say that about any other city where riots occurred. Certainly some cities lost maybe 15 years...not forgetting that 10 years after 1965 was the middle of the 70’s which was quite a crappy era in many ways.
The media and liberals want everyone to believe that all race riots only happened in the deep south.
These clowns are such liars. Race riots and racial issues certainly weren’t exclusive to the south.
Plainfield, NJ, 1967. Machine gun fire in the summer night. It was bad, and the little town I grew up in was never the same.
I was born in ‘51 and raised in upstate NY. No race riots there, but I remember them on the TV every single night for what seemed like forever. It felt like they might have occurred on Mars for all the effect it had on us. However, getting sucker-punched in the face in downtown Ithaca and watching the race riots taught me to stay out of inner cities at a young age. I worked in Compton on a short job in ‘74 and was extremely wary.
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