Top 10 Worst Race Riots in American History

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Mass racial violence in U.S. history is an unfortunate reality. Whether it was the Ferguson unrest due to the death of police-involved shooting of Michael brown, the Watts Riots of 1965 or the Detroit Race Riot of 1943, which saw African-Americans and sailors clashing, race riots in the U.S. historically have been deadly. WatchMojo counts down ten of the most infamous ethnic riots in United States history.

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00:23 #10: Baltimore Protests – 2015
01:09 #9: Cincinnati Riots – 2001
01:56 #8: Newark Riots – 1967
02:42 #7: Ferguson Unrest – 2014
03:24 #6: The Red Summer – 1919
04:05 #5: Watts Riots – 1965
04:50 #4: Detroit Race Riot – 1943
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10 thoughts on “Top 10 Worst Race Riots in American History

  1. I don’t know what’s more fucked up, how these guys died because of fucked up cops or the fact that people Will use there death as a excuse to just be violent, let me be clear, most police are horrible people but people that use horrible deaths as an excuse to destroy and steal is unforgivable. I know people like Martin Luther King wanted something out of the marches like change and freedom, but this is disgusting, no matter who you are black, white ,Asian ,Hispanic, this is unacceptable for anyone

  2. every time someone mentions racism on youtube the comments turn into a black vs. white bitch fest, pretty entertaining, but also kinda sad.

  3. That’s all because of white people FUCK white people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you’re white you don’t deserve to live 💀

  4. Ok, I understand that everyone is entitled to an opionion, and by the looks of the comment section, a lot of you are racist. Please for the sake of my brain cells keep the offensive comments to yourself. Your language is disgusting, and you are ignorant and beyond disrespectful. I am done with people putting others down because of their differences. I am black myself. I know you racists out there will never take what I say into consideration because you are one-minded, selfish, and inconsiderate. And if any of you see this you are probably going to type “shut up n****r” or something of that nature. And that would just prove my point. So you can either listen or ignore and be the bastards you are.

  5. Comments so sad. Dumb asses not even paying attention to cause of these riots. Which was whites fucking over blacks. Yall acting like yall some saints around. You know damn well yall white people will throw a riot if black officers folded one of you in half and cracked his back and beat yall the fuck down while you crawl on your knees trying to survive a beating. Miss me with that bullshit yall talking

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