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There's some interesting stuff you can pick up.

The now famous warning of the Kerner Commission, issued twenty-four hours ago in the aftermath of widespread urban upheavals in America. Recommendations of the report have been all but ignored. What was then the “present course” has been pursued, and the ??? of the rich and poor - “haves and have-nots” has escalated. Many of the poor are black Americans as reflected in the fact that 43% of black children live in poverty and a 1989 study from the U.S. Bureau of Justice showed that 610,000 black men between the ages of 20 and 29 – 23% of the total – were in jail or under supervision, compared with 430,000 enrolled in higher education.

In the United States, 47% of the state prison inmates are black even though Blacks consist of only 12% of the population. It is one week after the three-day riot that started in Los Angeles on April 29th, 1992. The riot followed the acquittal by an all-white jury of four Los Angeles policemen who savagely beat black Rodney King…

Apparently, Hughes is not only reading a newspaper from an alternate universe, but also a newspaper from the FUTURE of that alternate universe. More likely, the text is just filler and doesn't have any connection to the show's canon.

The subject choice, however, seems like it was deliberate choice; a way of, very subtly, drawing a parallel between the racial tensions in Amestris and America.

Cool stuff.

(Stolen blatantly from this Tumblr)

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Holy s**t, Rodney King in FMA? My mind is officially blown. rofl

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