- Mar 2016
I agree with other posters when they say that the example of race riots as a leftist display of violence is not accurate. Race relations had very little to do with the standard 'left-right' system of political thought. Both the Democrats and Republicans were generally quite racist and at various times opposed to granting equal rights to blacks. The race riots were a manifestation of a general anger and opposition to their place in life, not pushing for a specific political ideology. Many black people were personally conservative because of the strength of the church in black communities.
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