Cities: Fruits of Fire

"The only way we can get anybody to listen to us is to start a riot," said one Los Angeles Negro. "As long as we lie down we are going to get kicked." Said another resident of Watts, the Negro ghetto where the Los Angeles riot erupted: "Whitey will have to help us now." Last week Whitey was doing just that. In Washington, President Johnson dispatched to Los Angeles a "task force," headed by Deputy Attorney General Ramsey Clark, to inaugurate a crash program of federal help for the 45-sq.-mi., riot-torn area.

"We cannot let the actions of three or four...

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