In 1967, police arrested an African-American cab driver in Newark, N.J. setting off six days of rioting. Last week, the police fatally shot black Briton Mark Duggan; an event that many are calling the spark that ignited four days (to date) of rioting in the U.K. But do the similarities end there? Many would argue that the underlying causes of the 1967 Newark riots — rampant joblessness, alienation and racial disparity — are the same as those that incited riots in the U.K. this week, as well as the riots that overtook America's cities in the late 1960's.
The TSA has adopted a policy that will closely screen airline passengers from 14 countries. How do New Yorkers from those countries feel about the new measures? And Princeton professor Julian Zelizer offers some perspective - his new book looks at the history of US national security. Plus: NYT columnist ...
Margaret Crocco, professor of social studies and education at Teachers College, Columbia University and Bob Herbert, New York Times columnist and author of Promises Betrayed: Waking up from the American Dream, (Times Books, 2005) explain how they use the Hurricane Katrina aftermath to teach about race and class in the ...
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