Today's blog entry is another portrait, Marcvdb, very angry, very resentful, made a previous claim to have resided in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. Crown Heights is quite a controversial area because of the three-day riot that occurred in August 1991. The community was and is majority West Indian and African American and has a large minority of Jews. The riots began on August 19, 1991 after the child of two Guyanese immigrants was accidentally struck and killed by an automobile in the motorcade of a prominent Hasidic rabbi. During the riot an Orthodox Jew was killed. The riot unveiled long simmering tensions between Crown Heights' black and Jewish communities, had an impact on the 1993 mayoral race and ultimately led to a successful outreach program between black and Jewish leaders that helped improve race relations in the city.
The topic is Jimmy Carter: Have you no shame, by Abe Foxman
Here is a set of posts that he previously made on various topics:
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