Races: Simmering Symptoms

Summer is the season of rioting, when the fetid heat of the slums and the sloughs of despair combine to send minorities into the streets. So far this summer, nothing has happened on the order of the huge and destructive Harlem and Watts riots, but that is little cause for congratulations or complacency. Each week for most of the summer, the nation has been plagued by a dizzying number of simmering racial disturbances, any one of which might explode into massive proportions. Last week was one of particularly widespread unrest:

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