Hot Summer on Tap?
- Americans are bracing for a summer of racial disturbances around the country, such as those that have wracked Baltimore, with African Americans and whites deeply divided about why the urban violence has occurred, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.
A resounding 96% of adults surveyed said it was likely there would be additional racial disturbances this summer, a signal that Americans believe Baltimore’s recent problems aren’t a local phenomenon but instead are symptomatic of broader national problems.
When asked to explain recent events in Baltimore and other cities that have seen confrontations between police and members of the African-American community, blacks and whites viewed the situation differently.
The story isn't in some fringe publication - it's the Wall Street Journal - about as mainstream as you can get. Of course, the discrepancies among the respondents about who's to blame are pretty much like you'd expect. Go read it all and make sure you polish up the riot equipment.
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