NY Councilwoman Opines ‘Knockout’ Attacks Caused By Resentment Of Jewish Success

Councilwoman: "Knockout" Attacks Triggered By Resentment Of Jewish Success


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Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who takes office in Crown Heights in January, published the long open letter on her Facebook page (you can read the whole thing down below). In it, she describes concerns her constituents have shared with her about the relationship between the two very different communities in the neighborhood:

Many African American/Caribbean residents expressed a genuine concern that as the Jewish community continues to grow, they would be pushed out by their Jewish landlords or by Jewish families looking to purchase homes. I relayed these sentiments at the forum not as an insult to the Jewish community, but rather to offer possible insight as to how young African American/Caribbean teens could conceivably commit a “hate crime” against a community that they know very little about.     Read Complete article

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