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What I’m Reading: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters – 18 in a series – “…a pool was threatening because blacks themselves embodied the possibility of disorder…”

October 14th, 2019

“Clashes between black customers and the Pinkerton-like private police helped forge the white popular opinion that racial segregation equaled racial peace. A black presence at a beach or a pool was threatening because blacks themselves embodied the possibility of disorder, even when they were not responsible for the violence that followed.”

From Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America by Victoria W. Wolcott

Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America by Victoria W. Wolcott

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