Recent Examples of race riot from the Web
As the race riots burned out, the worst campus riot of the decade erupted.
The news was a catalyst for race riots in Washington, D.C., Chicago and dozens of other cities, causing damage that took decades to repair.
She was imprisoned again for five months in 1976 after race riots in Soweto, after which she was banished to the remote white town of Brandfort.
Pride first cracked the top 5 on the country chart in 1967; that same year, Stokely Carmichael’s speeches at Nashville colleges prompted race riots.
The 1920 incident, also known as the Ocoee race riot, occurred on Election Day when two black men, July Perry and Mose Norman, tried to vote in the presidential election and encouraged other blacks to follow suit.
Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar, fearing a race riot, told Kennedy's staff that his police could not guarantee Kennedy's safety at 17th and Broadway.
The Sopranos’ story will be set against the backdrop of the 1967 Newark race riots, which were triggered when police beat a black cabdriver named John Smith.
Finding the truth behind America’s race riots was a quest undertaken not just by the Kerner Commission: in late 1967 Newsweek produced a large special section reporting on the disturbances and offering possible solutions to racial inequality.
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RACE RIOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of race riot for English Language Learners
: a violent fight between people of different races : a riot that is caused by racial anger, hatred, etc.
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