Milwaukee: Groppi's Army

Milwaukee's Negroes constitute only one-tenth of the city's population and—partly for that reason—have yet to mount a major rebellion on the scale of Watts or Detroit. Yet, like other ghetto dwellers, they have their grievances. In the Inner Core, as Milwaukee's Negro slum is called, unemployment is more than twice as high as in the historically German and Polish districts that surround it. Housing is decrepit in the Core, educational levels as low as in Harlem or Cleveland's Hough.

Nonetheless, Milwaukee is a traditionally well-disciplined city, and the Negroes' legitimate complaints might...

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