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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Kane: 40 Years Later, a question still remains.

Gregory Kane: 40 Years Later, a question still remains

The Kerner Report turned 40 last Friday. Officially known as the "Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders," the 400-plus page document is perhaps best known for its "basic conclusion" on the first page of its 30-page summary:

"Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white - separate and unequal."

That theme was reiterated all last week, during symposiums held at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

The occasion was the release of the "Kerner Plus 40 Report," a joint project of the Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies, which is located at North Carolina A&T, and the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication and Center for Africana Studies.

To read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/bal-md.kane05mar05,0,3208482.column

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