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 102 – When the Police Treat You Different

As I mentioned before, I grew up in a town that went from being a town of mostly Jewish and Italian residents to multi-cultural. Those changes brought about pushback from the white residents. Most people just sold their homes and left as part of the blockbusting and racial steering that went on by the localContinue reading “Growing Up On Long Island: Racism 102 – When the Police Treat You Different”