Maxine Waters

Cowardly leadership put America in this state

Cowardly leadership put America in this state

In the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the city of Dallas gained the label of “the City of Hate.” Ironies abound from that label, as the city was the site of horrid right-wing fear and loathing, but JFK was murdered by a left-wing radical who previously tried to kill Gen. Edwin Walker and had similar plans for other politicians, such as the then-former Vice President Richard Nixon.

One need not recount the other assassinations of the 1960s to demonstrate that in that era of the Vietnam War and racial violence, there was hatred and animosity throughout the country.

One of the major differences between the 1960s and the decades of the 1980s and 1990s was...