History - The 1970s, 80s and 90s

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What had improved for black Americans?
Schools were more integrated, 65% of blacks registered to vote, over 10% of US officials were black
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What problems were there for black Americans?
People still faced discrimination when it came to housing, still more unemployment than whites, still poorer conditions than whites, often harassed by the police, long + slow struggle
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Describe the 1992 Rodney King riots
Someone filmed police beating and kicking a black boy who resisted arrest, film was shown to a TV network, underlying issues: high unemployment, racism, police brutality, poverty
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Describe some improvements in politics
Limited success in national politics, Colin Powell first black secretary of state, more success at local level
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Describe some improvements in sport
Muhammad Ali boxing champ, Carl Lewis 9 olympic medals, Venus Williams and Tiger Woods
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Describe some improvements in TV
Bill Crosby, Oprah Winfrey, difficult to break into sports presentation
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Describe some improvements in cinema
Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L Jackson, Spike Lee - Director
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Describe some improvements in music
Mowtown - Martin Gaye, Jackson 5, Michael Jackson - Thriller
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What problems were there for black Americans?

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People still faced discrimination when it came to housing, still more unemployment than whites, still poorer conditions than whites, often harassed by the police, long + slow struggle

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Describe the 1992 Rodney King riots

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Describe some improvements in politics

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