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Fifth Estate # 56, June 19-July 1, 1968

Of the many comments made following the shooting of Sen. Kennedy, perhaps the most incisive was given by Sen. McCarthy: “It is not enough in my judgment to say that this was the act of one deranged man, if that

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Fifth Estate # 55, June 4-18, 1968

Are we in the midst of a revolution now? Or, are we on the verge of one? Can the revolution be comparatively bloodless, basically non-violent?

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Fifth Estate # 53, May 1-15, 1968

The Detroit Public Schools will receive $6,000,000 to squander in the next three years from the Federal government for a special project to “enrich” five inner-city-schools.

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Fifth Estate # 54, May 16-31, 1968

“Some people believe that all Negroes carry switchblade knives. Well, it’s not true.”

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Fifth Estate # 30, May 15-31, 1967

One nice thing about public feuds between politicians is that it gives everybody a rare chance to see part of what’s going on inside governmental circles. We learn, that at least to some extent, many decisions are made on the

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Fifth Estate # 39, October 1-15, 1967

Well, the Detroit Teachers’ strike is over—and guess who got the royal screwing? About 175,000 black kids whose basic conditions of instruction were not improved more than a piddle.

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Fifth Estate # 38, September 15-30, 1967

If the once highly-touted, but now quite tarnished “War Against Poverty” has done nothing else, it has provided a new battleground for political bickering-among the poor themselves and among the middle-class citizens who think they’re trying to help the poor.

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Fifth Estate # 38, September 15-30, 1967

It was a muggy, uncomfortable night at the 17th District Democratic Headquarters in the all-white Redford section of northwest Detroit. Meeting was the “Democratic Forum,” a conservative faction of the District. The speaker was the noted liberal statesman, Councilman Mel

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Fifth Estate # 37, September 1-15, 1967

One of the biggest problems of “rebuilding Detroit” after the July 23 rebellion will be the attitudes and actions of the very powerful “white liberal” leadership in our community.

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Fifth Estate # 36, August 15-31, 1967

It couldn’t happen in Detroit! That was the proud proclamation of our city’s leaders all summer long until that fateful morning of July 23. Detroit had supposedly been the nation’s leader among big cities in making civil rights progress.

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