Kerner Commission  

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"Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal."

"The Kerner Commission found the media guilty of failing to communicate to all ethnic groups to the complex and fundamental problems of race relations."--Spin

"The Moynihan Report, like the Truman Report and the Kerner Commission Report before it, was not acted upon but served the purpose of ultra-conservatism. The Kerner Report, despite all its recommendations to improve the plight of Black America, was used only to implement new law and order schemes and further the links between the FBI and municipal police forces. The Moynihan Report served to demonize Black America as a people prone to dysfunction and pathological behavior."--Towards the De Miseducation of the African American (2020) Dwight Mosley

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission after its chair, Governor Otto Kerner Jr. of Illinois, was an 11-member Presidential Commission established by President Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and to provide recommendations for the future.

The report was released in 1968, after seven months of investigation. It cited lack of economic opportunity as the cause of the riots, including failed social service programs. It also criticized the white-oriented media. The 426-page report was a bestseller.

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