She Hung Nooses on Halloween. What Happened Next Was Surprising

When on Halloween, thinking she was referencing a horror film, a white resident displayed brown paper cartoon figures hanging from nooses in a historically black neighborhood in Brooklyn, she learned about the harm caused by ignorance of American and African American history.  Reporter Annie Correal describes the response.  “[W]hat ensued was an unusually frank discussion . . . about racism and the neighborhood . . . pouring money into homes and businesses . . . some newcomers to this part of Brooklyn have behaved not as if they are adding to an already-rich culture, but have supplanted it, as if there had been nothing there before at all.”  To read the complete article, click here.

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