Growing Up On Long Island: Racism 103 – It Gets Worse

In my last post I covered how the police started treating the neighborhood differently once we were “mixed.” What could have been a very bad incident didn’t bring police in until shots were fired, more than 40 minutes after the first phone call was made. Almost 10 years after that incident, I was out ofContinue reading “Growing Up On Long Island: Racism 103 – It Gets Worse”

Growing Up On Long Island: Racism 101

I’ve often said Long Island was one of the most segregated places in the nation. For all the talk about the northeast being filled with “liberals” I didn’t see a lot of it. I had people who modeled a behavior and a way of life that was righteous, and then there were other people. IContinue reading “Growing Up On Long Island: Racism 101”