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The two Detroit race riots, those of 1943 and 1967, lend themselves admirably to such an historical comparison. In addition to being two of the most destructive civil disorders to take place in America during the twentieth century thus far, they are at least spatially related. They were, moreover, separated by a period of relative tranquility that lasted over two decades. This last fact is of prime importance, considering that one objective of the investigation is to answer the question, "Why hasn't violence occurred with greater regularity?" since racial discrimination has perpetually characterized American society.
Buelke, John A. Jr., "The 1943 and 1967 Detroit Race Riots: A Study in Perspective" (1969). Honors Theses. 1238.
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