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EDITOR’S COLUMN: The Detroit Riot — My First Lesson in Racism 101

July 23, 1967, has long become one of those days that I will never forget despite the fact that I was only 7 years old at the time. Why? Because it was the beginning of five days of destruction in my beloved hometown of Detroit when blacks finally said to the city’s white leadership, “We have had enough.”