Races: Mind Over Mayhem

For a while last week, it seemed as if the black-power fanatics were all too accurate in predicting anarchy in the nation's slums this summer. In cities as disparate as Tampa, Fla., and Prattville, Ala., Cincinnati and Los Angeles, fire bombs flared and mobs coursed the streets. Store fronts were smashed by looters, and the flames of riot blazed intermittently—but they never reached the roaring pitch of a Watts or a Harlem, a Chicago or a Hough. In most of the cities, cool tactics by police and city governments kept the flare-ups...

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