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For the Color of His Skin: The Murder of Yusuf Hawkins and the Trial of Bensonhurst

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The racial murder of a young boy in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, made headlines from Manhattan to Hong Kong. With the trials that ensued, New York City exploded with angry protests from black activists and the friends and neighbors of the white youths accused of the crime. DeSantis here offers a compelling account of the incident. 16 pages of photographs.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Pharos Books
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This book brought out a lot of emotions. From boiling mad to attempting to understand. These senseless things that take place around us are almost too much to bear. This book book would be an amazing insight to students, mostly of the high school age. This bok could be used to teach tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of others no matter what the initial thought or visual difference. Having said that, this makes me want to go "Into the Wild" with my family, so to speak. ...more
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