Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Black Power Revolt of the 1960's - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor from RedReel on Vimeo.

After the Watts riots, 58% of participants polled said they thought the effect of the riot would be favourable. 54% of those arrested though the riot would "help the Negro cause". 51% thought the riot would make whites more sympathetic to the problems of blacks. More than 80% thought the riots would make whites more aware of the problems facing the African-American community.


  1. But it turned out, all the white folks wanted to know was who the outside agitators causing all the unrest were.

  2. i think it's incredible what a charitable view of the white majority the majority of rioters had.

  3. I suppose they thought of white people as "people" and figured the whites reciprocated.