Wow, defending GP, what'll happen next...
The "Civil Rights Era
" (TK did say ERA) in the U.S. indeed WAS mostly about African-Americans. Google US civil rights era and tell me what shows up on your screen, I know what came up on mine.
African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) - Wikipedia ...
Atlantic slave trade · Maafa · Slavery in the United States · Military history of African Americans · Jim Crow laws · Redlining · Great Migration · Civil Rights ...
Background - Mass action replacing litigation - Key events - Other issues
Civil rights movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to Civil rights movement in the United States: Main articles: African-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954), African-American Civil ...
African-American Civil Rights ... - Timeline - Category:Civil rights movement
Civil Rights Movement Timeline (14th Amendment, 1964 Act ...
Milestones in the modern civil rights movement since 1954. ... black nationalist and founder of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, is shot to death.
Followed by pictures of "racial unrest".
So yes, TK "started it" and GP took it considerably farther than it needed to go, but...his "assumption" is pretty darn logical.
I'm not picking a side, simply stating that jumping from Civil Rights Era
isn't that big a leap.