A PRRAC Report (March 2005). By Arnold R. Hirsch, Department of History University of New Orleans.
Excerpt: “It has been more than a generation since the Kerner Commission rendered its judgment on the riotous 1960s. Stunning then, passe now, the exhaustive report on urban America’s defining mid-century civil disturbances pointed an accusatory finger at the nation’s dominant majority. In words both familiar and forgotten, the investigative tribunal charged that “white society [was] deeply implicated in the ghetto.” “White institutions created it,” the Commission concluded, “white institutions maintain it, and white society condones it.”