How the 1960s Riots Foreshadow Today’s Communist Weaponization of Black Pain

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How the 1960s Riots Foreshadow Today’s Communist Weaponization of Black Pain

Sep 15th, 2020 1 min read
Katharine Cornell Gorka

Director, Civil Society and the American Dialogue

Katie Gorka serves as Director of the Feulner Institute’s Center for Civil Society and the American Dialogue.
Oregon Police wearing anti-riot gear during the 100th day and night of protests against racism and police brutality in Portland, Oregon, on September 5, 2020. ALLISON DINNER / Contributor / Getty Images

Key Takeaways

In 1960, there were no riots in the United States, only in foreign countries. But that quickly changed. By 1965, America’s cities were imploding.

The riots of the 1960s had a long-term negative impact on both the value of black-owned properties and on black income and employment.

Black Lives Matter is not about helping black people. It is about using black people to achieve the co-founders’ revolutionary, ideological aims.

Leaving the White House grounds recently, I knew I would encounter protestors. You could hear them throughout the evening, trying to disrupt.

Most of the protestors were to the east and north of the White House, so staff directed us to exit out the west gate. A security guard offered to accompany me and my husband south to Constitution Avenue to meet our Uber driver, and we went safely home.

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This piece originally appeared the Federalist