This Article critically examines the Watts riots and their aftermath in comparison to the Ferguson situation, and demonstrates how little progress America has made in a span of fifty years in the area of race relations. More importantly, the Article points to the politics of “law and order” as the primary culprit for this static social condition.
Lonnie T. Brown,
Different Lyrics, Same Song: Watts, Ferguson, and the Stagnating Effect of the Politics of Law and Order
, 52 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 305
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