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A race riot is any riot which occurs due to real or perceived inequality or oppression between members of different races. These riots are normally sparked by an isolated incident that is representative of a history of perceived abuses. A race riot can also be instigated by members of the more powerful racial group, typically when the historically weaker racial group moves towards equality.

A number of riots occurred in the United States during the 20th century due to issues of racial inequality, including the Atlanta Riots (1906), the 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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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 (1552 words)
During the Atlanta race riot that occurred September 22-24, 1906, white mobs killed dozens of fls, wounded scores of others, and inflicted considerable property damage.
Such conditions caused concern among elite whites, who feared the social intermingling of the races, and led to an expansion of Jim Crow segregation, particularly in the separation of white and fl neighborhoods and separate seating areas for public transportation.
The riot contributed to the passage of statewide prohibition and fl suffrage restriction by 1908.
Tulsa Race Riot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3321 words)
The Tulsa Race Riot, also known as the 1921 Race Riot, the Tulsa Race War, or the Greenwood Riot, was a large-scale civil disorder confined mainly to the racially segregated Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA in 1921.
During the 16 hours of rioting, over 800 people were admitted to local hospitals with injuries, an estimated 10,000 were left homeless, 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire, and $1.8 million (nearly $17 million after adjustment for inflation) in property damage.
The Tulsa Race Riot occurred in the racially and politically tense atmosphere of northeastern Oklahoma, some of which was a growing hotbed of anti-fl sentiment and Ku Klux Klan activity at that time.
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