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Race riot

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A race riot is any riot which occurs due to animosity or tensions between or among members of different races. Historically, race riots have been instigated by members of a more powerful racial group against those of a subordinate one. Riots also can be sparked by an isolated incident, particularly if it is perceived to be one of a serise of abuses or injustices that have occurred over time without redress.

A number of riots occurred in the United States during the 20th century, including the Atlanta Riots (1906), the Omaha and Chicago Riots (1919), the Tulsa Riots (1921), two riots in Detroit (1943 and 1967), as well as riots in Watts (1965), Newark (1967), York (1969), and Los Angeles (1992).

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