resolts of the 1960s

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Revolts of the 1960s I. Black Radicalism and Revolt a. Strategic and Cultural Shift i. Backlash against post war liberalism ii. Coming out – many blacks in America were becoming disillusioned w/ that victory of the Civil Rights Movement 1. Didn’t end Racism – didn’t solve it 2. Didn’t lift African Americans out of poverty iii. Become disillusioned w/ the victories iv. Did the civil Right really do anything? 1. Lunch counter was integrated – but it was too expensive to eat there v. Didn’t believe you can grow the economy by bringing everyone in vi. At core it was flawed - AA were still always left out vii. Turned to Black Radicalism 1. Malcolm X viii.Believed economic change was more important than integration 1. Argued the only thing the White power structure only respects power – don’t take abuse, fight back, etc. ix. Black Panther Party 1. Oakland, CA 2. Wanted to practice self defense 3. Drive drug dealers out of neighborhoods 4. Very different then the nonviolence protestors that were there before 5. Sparest 6. Believe in Black autonomy 7. Most radical and famous 8. About 2,000 members
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9. Celebrated African Heritage 10. Having control of their own school system, developing their own business, being their own person, not conforming to the white ways b. Urban Riots i. Not connected to Black radicalism – Separate entity ii. Massive series of riots and urban disturbances iii. Why are they rioting? 1. Frustration 2. Lack of economic equality 3. Lack of access to a decent education iv. Usually started w/ a real or imagine incident of police reality v. Destroy their own neighborhoods 1. Burn Down Houses 2. Ex. Watts erupted into urban riot a. 34 people killed, property burned and damage b. 100 million dollar damage vi. Riots came up after MLK Jr. killing c. Impact of both i. Showed the rest of American the racism is a real problem – on a national scale. ii. Generates a lot of fear and anxiety w/ whites iii. Although there was no link between black radicalism and urban riots, in their minds of American there was 1. Believed urban riot were result of black radicalism iv. After Black Radicalism occurred – they saw civil rights movement as armed angry AA rioters v. Consequences – takes that coalition that were able to get that legislation passed and rips it apart 1. Those victories disappeared
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2. Now seen as violent and radical
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