Black Nationalism and Prospects for Violence in the Ghetto

by Guy J. Pauker

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An assessment of the potential for black terrorism in the United States. There has been acceleration in the revolutionary process among blacks in the last three years, aided particularly by the People's Republic of China. While a black nationalist-revolutionary movement may be impractical in the United States, some observers think that black terrorism is inevitable if the black community's demands are not met. Special measures are needed for the benefit of black veterans of the Vietnam War, not only because justice requires them, but to counter the influence of the ghetto environment to which the veterans will return. Measures to deter them from lending their skills and energy to extremism would be useful. The DOD's PROJECT TRANSITION, a voluntary program for men with little service time remaining, offers counseling, skill enhancement, education, and job placement. However, even greater measures may be required.

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