The table below summarizes major race riots in the United States since the Supreme Court’s desegregation decision of 1954, i.e., the beginning of the Second Reconstruction (v. “The Second Reconstruction” by Thomas Allen) to 2015. Most authors whose books were written between 1955 and 1963 promoting desegregation, integration, and “civil rights” predicted that most racial strife would be in the South. They expected at worse some minor problems outside the South. This table shows that they were false prophets. Between 1954 and 2015, more than twice as many riots have occurred outside the South. In the states of the old Confederacy plus Kentucky, the South, 16 race riots have occurred. In the states of the Union plus Nebraska and less Kentucky that invaded and conquered the South 37 race riots occurred. The data in this table are based on the Wikipedia article “List of ethnic riots” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_riots).
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