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I saw some stats showing a 70% increase over 15 years
Could be...I don't know. But the violence here in the US is nothing like the race riots of the 70's.
The highest point for violent crime was 1980 & 1990 going by the highest crime rates. But organizations / groups dedicated to hate have risen
I am talking specifically about race related riots and the chaos of the 70's...cop cars getting overturned...entire city blocks set on fire. 13 cops assassinated in one year. A lot of it was unreported because it was such chaos.
Yes we had huge race related problems when I was in high school in the early 70s. In many ways it ruined the high school experience for everyone. There were at minimum 2 riots every year and tensions all the time. That was in CA. Much worse elsewhere
Nearly all religions foster divisiveness, and extreme fundamentalists encourage hatred and terrorism.
What you have said is true. With jobs being downsized, computerized, and/or sent overseas, blue collar jobs are more adversely impacted. Many of those who rely on such jobs see their world disappearing, they are THE NEW poor.
You are so right.
THEY are increasing in number and they are dangerous. I saw a program stating that there are many such people who are unaffiliated.
gmwilliams, I did not say there were not more nationalist and hateful people in the country. I said I did not think the number of organized groups had increased over the years. The number of hateful people is a different story.