Words of the Week: Ari Goldman

From Ari Goldman, an extraordinary Jewish Week article revisiting The New York Times’ reportage on the events in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 20 years ago:

“You don’t know what’s happening here!” I yelled. “I am on the streets getting attacked. Someone next to me just got hit. I am writing memos and what comes out in the paper? ‘Hasidim and blacks clashed’? That’s not what is happening here. Jews are being attacked! You’ve got this story all wrong. All wrong.”

You must read the entire article.