Racial Strife in the City

by Fahiym Abdul-Wasi

Fahiym Abdul-Wasi describes the racial tension in New York City in the 1980s, specifically the danger he felt as a Black man attending school in the predominantly white neighborhood of Bensonhurst.

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Citation: Abdul-Wasi, Fahiym, excerpt from oral history interview conducted by Zaheer Ali, August 07, 2018, Muslims in Brooklyn oral histories, 2018.006.25; Brooklyn Historical Society.

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