On Wednesday, Princeton University Press will re-issue the Kerner Report. The controversial 1968 document assembled by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders offered a window into the roots of racism and inequality in the United States. The report provided a detailed account of the origins of a series of riots in American inner-cities in the mid-sixties and concluded that America was "moving towards two societies, one black, one white; separate and unequal."
Lester Graham from Here & Now contributor Michigan Radio reports on why the Kerner Commission's recommendations were ignored, and why, in an age of "Black Lives Matter" activism, the report still resonates today.
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This segment aired on May 31, 2016.