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Why were better race relations still needed in the USA in the early 1960s? In the 1960s police treated black people horribly they would beat them and arrest them for nothing. In 1965 the watts riot happened were a white police officer arrested a black man for drink driving but on the process of this happening the police officer hit the black over the head and arrested his family. The watts riot show how racist and horrible the white police where to the black people so if this had carried on they would of never be a equal society In the 1960s black people were not treated equally by the courts. The courts would always take a white mans side over a black man even if the black man was innocent. In 1955 Emmet till (a black boy) was killed by a black man and within an hour a being in court the white man got found not guilty. ...read more.

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One day the black civil rights protesters went and sat in a number of lunch counters were they had food frown at them, spat on and beaten up. Police did nothing but arrested some of the protester's. The black people boycotted the shops the shops lost money so ended up letting black people in there shops. What happened to the black civil rights protesters shows how horrible and unfair they got treated in shops and restaurants. this shows that the better race relations where still needed . In the 1960 black people where allowed to vote in some places but there were still some places in the south were black people were still not allowed to vote. In 1965 black protesters set out to march from Selma to Montgomery to demand the vote but police attacked the protesters using tear gas and clubs this got shown on TV all over America, Americans were shocked and black people ended up getting the right to vote. ...read more.

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The civil wrights movement had won lots of battles but they stilled got treated unfairly in 1964 because they will still poor, they lived in slum areas, most of them had bad jobs or no jobs at all and black people where more likely to get arrested and beaten up by the police then a white person. This relates to this question because it shows that black where still getting treated badly so they still needed better race relations. There where some attempts made to help black people in the 1960s, in 1963 the government passed the civil rights act. It said that all people could vote there be no segregations in public places, no segregations in schools and there must be equal job opportunities. This was not that successful because discrimination did not end, police still used tear gas, cattle prods, sticks and dogs to beat up black people. This relates to the question because it shows there was still racism in the 1960s so they still needed the better race relations. In conclusion I think they still needed better race relations in the USA in the early 1960s. Chloe Morgan ...read more.

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