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Bensonhurst Case

'Bonfire of the Vanities' in Ferguson

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Nearly thirty years ago, could someone have predicted the searing racial tension in the St. Louis area in 2014? Perhaps, Tom Wolfe could have.

Bensonhurst Case and Do the Right Thing Revisited 25 Years Later

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Tawana Told The Truth! So blared the graffiti in Bed-Stuy in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, a film that was released roughly 25 years ago, in the summer of 1989 and, according to legend, served as the first date for Barack Obama and his future wife, Michelle.