Magazine July 27, 2020, Issue

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Popular Riots

Michael Brendan Dougherty’s article “The Love Affair with Riots” (July 6) was noticeable for its avoidance of some of the biggest and most violent riots in our country. The early 1910s and 1920s saw race riots that involved white members of those communities raping and murdering black members of those communities and burning to the ground entire parts of cities that belonged to those black members. These places included Chicago and my own city of Knoxville, Tenn. We are coming up on the 100th anniversary of the most brutal of all — over 30 square blocks of the Greenwood

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