Riots In Cincinnati Case Study

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At the beginning of this period, whites were the dominant race of the city. Almost 90% of the city’s population was white. However, over the decades, a large majority of the white population left the city. For example, from 1950-1990, the white population dropped by 48%. Nevertheless, the black population has been increasing steadily over the decades. Present day Cincinnati has a more diverse population; it has more of 60:40 split between the white population and the minority population (Gibson & Jung, 2005). Cincinnati experienced the Civil Rights movement in the same fashion of many of the large Midwestern cities. Cincinnati experienced riots, like many cities in the North, during the late 1960s. In particular, the Avondale neighborhood is

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