Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,
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"40 Years Later, Still Second-Class Americans"

Impressive Op-Ed piece in the Paper of Record yesterday by Frank Rich.

Like all students caught up in the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s, I was riveted by the violent confrontations between the police and protestors in Selma, 1965, and Chicago, 1968. But I never heard about the several days of riots that rocked Greenwich Village after the police raided a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in the wee hours of June 28, 1969 — 40 years ago today.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/opinion/28rich.html
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