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Re: [CF] chicago: media coverage wrinkles

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  • Robert J. Matter
    ... The driver and passenger were both black. Today s Chicago Tribune has photos of them and a diagram of the scene at
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 3, 2002
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      De Clarke wrote [edited]:
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      > reading between the lines I am wondering whether (though this
      > detail is carefully not mentioned by police or the press) the
      > driver and passenger were Anglo, and the neighbourhood where
      > they crashed into the stoop was a Black neighbourhood. racial
      > antagonism might help to explain the sudden surge of hatred and
      > violence from the young men in the vicinity -- the same kind of
      > "Them vs Us" response we find in gang turf wars.

      The driver and passenger were both black.

      Today's Chicago Tribune has photos of them and a diagram of the scene at
      http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/showcase/chi-0208030353aug03.story?coll=chi%2Dnews%2Dhed

      -Bob Matter
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      "Cyclists fight an ongoing war with
      guys in big trucks, and so many
      vehicles have hit me, so many times,
      in so many countries, I've lost count."
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