Living Apart in Crown Heights

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By Nate Lavey

Published August 17, 2011, issue of August 26, 2011.
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20 Years After the Riots

Twenty years after the Crown Heights Riots, community leaders and activists in the diverse Brooklyn neighborhood are quick to emphasize that community relations are significantly better than in 1991, when three days of riots shook the neighborhood.

But while hostilities and distrust between the Lubavitch and black communities may have dissipated or shifted, residents of Crown Heights told the Forward that there is little, if any, interaction between the groups. In this video we walk the streets of Crown Heights and talk with residents about the continuing racial divisions within the neighborhood.


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