"Though far less violent and destructive in scope than the 1992 riots, this Thursday's racially-charged riots in Oakland, California echo the desperation and outrage of California's minorities in the face of what they perceive as police brutality and systemic racial inequality.
Nearly two decades after the Rodney King riots and over a year into the tenure of America's first black president, Oakland's civil unrest exemplifies the racial tensions that persist despite so many decades of progress."
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