Jumaane Williams

Finding Common Ground

Council members bring Jewish and African American teens together for lunch at City Hall.

At City Hall, Black And Jewish Teens Share Perspectives On Prejudice (Story and Video)

04/25/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Armani Rivera, 14, recalled the day she made a purchase at a candy store and was treated with suspicion by the clerk.

"He waved me away," she said.

Ilay Fachima, 15, remembers the day a passerby threw a penny at him and said “pick it up, Jew.”

"I answered him back," said Fachima. "I put him on the spot."

After visiting New York's Holocaust museum, teens shared their reflections and experiences at City Hall. Adam Dickter
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