The America I knew

A wave of protests and violence has erupted in the United States following the death of an African-American, George Floyd, in Minneapolis when a beefy white policeman planted his knee on the victim’s neck for nine minutes. This is bloody murder; it can in no way be described by any other, softer, term. It brings to mind how a similar, potentially explosive, crisis was defused relatively peaceably 51 years ago.   The 1968 spring was marked by the assassinations of Rev Martin Luther King and senator Robert F Kennedy. City after city witnessed violent race riots in the summer, with b.....

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel
Key stories on are available to premium subscribers only.

Already a premium subscriber?

Subscribe to get an across device (Website, Mobile Web, Iphone, Ipad, and Android Phone applications) access to Premium content, Breaking News alerts, Industry Newsletters, Stock and Corporate news alerts, access to Archives and a lot more.