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After Decades of Segregation, Anger Boils Over in Milwaukee

For Randy Jones, a community activist in the Milwaukee district of Sherman Park, the rioting that took place in his neighborhood over the weekend was inevitable. By most any socioeconomic measure, Milwaukee's majority black neighborhoods lag far behind the white, a trend that has grown more acute since the deindustrialization of the 1980s. So when police shot dead an armed black man after stopping his car for "suspicious activity," tempers ran out of control and parts of...

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