August 25, 2014 5:28 PM

On racial issues, good intentions aren’t enough

As mayor of the city of Miami, the civil disturbances and violence that followed the McDuffie trial in 1980 were not a surprise. The trial after the violent death of an African-American man in Miami at the hands of a Miami-Dade County police officer was decided by an all-white jury in Tampa, on March 31, 1980. By that time, Miami had its first black city manager and black city attorney.

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