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The Kerner Report

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President Lyndon B Johnson who had already pushed through the Civil Rights Act and the voting Rights Act, ignored the kerner report and rejected the Kerner Commission's recommendation. In April 1968, one month after the release of the Kerner report, rioting broke out in more than 100 cities following the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.Today after more than forty years after the Kerner Report There is more poverty in America, it is deeper blacker, and browner than before and it is more concentrated in the cities, which have become America's poorhouse.