Theory into Practice
The sound of gunshots was not particularly unusual in Washington Heights, a section of New York City where drug deals were common and children learned early to be vigilant. But on a late summer day in 1992, the fatal shot came from a police revolver, and it was a Dominican, a drug dealer, who was killed. The ensuing turmoil, born of the immediate crisis but a reflection of the longstanding antagonism between the youth of the neighborhood and the police, soon become a riot. Most of the police in the local precinct were White. The overwhelming majority of the young people were Dominican (Sullivan, 1992).
Schine, Joan, "School-Based Service: Reconnecting Schools, Communities, and Youth at the Margin" (1997). Service Learning, General. 82.
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