Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Yes, But…

The effect of the civil rights movement was to co-opt the black middle class and integrate it into the system, while altering the civil religion/ideological superstructure of the state to include a “racial redemption” narrative. Meanwhile, post-1968, the state launched a counter-offensive under the guise of the “war on drugs” and actually expanded the police state (both the federal DEA and local SWAT teams were created during the post-1968 Nixon era, for example).

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