Dinkins would be accused of either hanging back or failing to react quickly and forcefully enough against the violence.
Abraham Cahan had been dead for nearly 40 years when Seth Lipsky arrived at the Forward, but his presence was very much alive. Lipsky recalls that presence in his new biography.
CROWN HEIGHTS, 20 YEARS LATER. To their shame, other media outlets portrayed the riots as racial clashes. The Forward told the truth: it was an anti-Semitic pogrom.