Racial Riots in America Over the past century, beginning before World War I, many incidents have occurred involving white mob assaults against entire black communities. In most of the cases these white mobs attacked the black neighborhoods, beating and killing the residents in many numbers. They also set fire and destroyed the blacks property. This was the result of the white society trying to maintain their superiority over the black communities, keeping them as the minority. These brutal confrontations are mostly referred to as race riots.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the evening of April 4, 1968 while exiting his hotel room. The news of King’s assassination left the African-American community shocked, disappointed and outraged. The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. triggered various responses from the black and white communities. The black community’s main response was widespread violence throughout the United States, resulting in demises and military involvement, while a few decided to hold peaceful protests in King’s memory. Many in the white community celebrated, while others feared for their lives.
Chanel Evans History 301 Professor Namala Final paper May 5, 2014 The Watts and LA riots On the night of August 11, 1965 the Watts community of Los Angeles County went up in flames. A riot broke out and lasted until the seventeenth of August. After residents witnessed a Los Angeles police officer using excessive force while arresting an African American male. Along with this male, the police officers also arrested his brother and mother. Twenty-seven years later in 1992 a riot known as both the Rodney King riots and the LA riots broke out.
At this time in Cincinnati, there were many disputes about race. A white officer shot an unarmed black man in April in 2001 that had many offenses against him at the time and was killed shortly after. Riots broke out and curfews were set in to place. This is a major event that happened in Cincinnati’s history and still today has hurt the citizens and the Over-The-Rhine district. Violence has been fought against people of color for a very long time and it affects the people and various cities around us.
BBC News in Ferguson states, “thousands of people also protested in other US cities, from Los Angeles to New York” (BBC News). Unfortunately, countless people get killed or greatly injured during these riots. Riots are utilized in a negative manner. In fact, an abundance of riots derive from situations between the police and young, intercity black males. According to Jake Halpern: “During the past year, a series of police killings of African-Americans across the country has inspired grief, outrage, protest, and acrimonious debate.
Twenty seven negroes being innocent were beaten, stabbed and shot. Street cars were closed and became the center for lawlessness. Innocent negros were dragged into the streets and were beaten severely. On the other hand, four white men were killed, six of the innocents were stabbed and nine shot. Raids in the negro area began.
One of the most famous riots was the Kielce pogrom, which resulted in the murder of 42 Jews and 80 others wounded. As a result of this violence, millions became displaced persons. They called themselves “Sh'erit ha-Pletah” meaning, “the surviving remnant,” and were put into displaced person camps. This was seen as ironic and brought about the slogan, “From Dachau to Feldafing,” meaning that they weren’t actually liberated. An American official by the... ... middle of paper ... ...d their backgrounds t to brings themselves together and make them stronger.
What the riots where about was racist police no serving justice for this teens death, which resulted in a riot (“Chicago Race Riot of 1919”). And after the riots this is the result (“Chicago Race Riot of 1919”). “When the riots ended on August 3, 15 whites and 23 blacks had been killed and more than 500 people injured.” "The Chicago Race Riots of 1919." 2009, www.history.com/topics/black-history/chicago-race-riot-of-1919. See racial riots on the matter do cause people to die.
The 1960s was a very turbulent time in American history. Cities across the country saw hundreds of incidents of racial violence. Various federal and state commissions were assembled to investigate the causes of these riots. Each individual riot had its own specific immediate precipitating incidents--"among them the Chicago riots of 1965 which erupted after a Negro woman was accidentally killed by a fire engine and the Daytona riots of 1966, which broke out after a Negro man was deliberately gunned down from a passing car" (Fogelson 217). Although race riots did occur, in part, because of the incidents, these were not the true causes.
The outbreak of brutal rebellion that followed Frye's arrest immediately touched off a large riot centered in the commercial section of the riot, a deeply extremely poor African American neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles. For many days, rioters burned everything in sight and robbed and damaged department stores, grocery stores, and anything they could damage. Over the course of the six days, over 14,000 California National Guard troops were made ready for action in South Los Angeles and a curfew zone including ...