Case study: Mayoral Responsibility in Riot Aftermath

Lorna Begg Reaction Paper 3

Resulting from oppressing grievances and trigger events, riots have occurred throughout the United States in various forms. Integral to the study of riots in various cities is the study of a riot’s aftermath. How elites and politicians respond to riots defines not only personal values, but also demonstrates the values, morality, and perceptions prevalent locally and nationally. Here, I examine the responses of three mayors after three separate riots in Chicago and New York City and what resulted from these responses.

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