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In 1968 the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders published what was known as the Kerner Report. The report described a nation "moving toward two societies-one black, one white-separate and unequal" and warned of consequences of failing to address racial inequalities.

Nearly four decades later, a team of researches led by a professor at the University of Maryland dug through homicide arrest data for 80 U.S. cities to determine how accurate the report's projections on crime turned out to be.

University of Maryland Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Dr. Gary LaFree spoke about what they found.

The study "Separate and Still Unequal" appears in the American Sociological Review...

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