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TIME magazine has just published a really powerful front cover

Is this image from today or from 1968?

PastedImage-24455 Source: Time Magazine via Twitter

TIME MAGAZINE HAS just revealed its latest edition, focusing on the riots in Baltimore this week and parallels with what happened in 1968.

Featuring an image from this year’s city riots, it highlights a feature by David Von Drehle about what has and hasn’t changed in America over the past 50 years.

Von Drehle argues that this week’s “eruption follows decades of systemic failure”.

“Baltimoreans of a certain age know that change is hard, yes, but riots don’t make it any easier,” he writes. “They lived through 1968, when rioting after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. left six people dead and 700 injured, and some 1,000 businesses were looted. Almost half a century later, parts of the riot zone have yet to bounce back.”

Read his full report, which looks at race, history, Obama’s comments and signs of hope, here.

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