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Is This Summer Of Violence Like The 1960s?07:05
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Activists protest the death of Philando Castile on July 8, 2016 in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Castile was shot and killed by police on July 6, 2016 in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Activists protest the death of Philando Castile on July 8, 2016 in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Castile was shot and killed by police on July 6, 2016 in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
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This summer's clashes are drawing comparisons with the riots that marked the 1960s. Those conflicts were the subject of The Kerner Report, which Here & Now reported on earlier this year. This past weekend, President Obama said this summer's violence does not signal a return to that era.

Here & Now's Robin Young compares and contrasts the eras with Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer.

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Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He tweets @julianzelizer.

This segment aired on July 11, 2016.

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