MASSACHUSETTS: The Kids of Dorchester

He was running down the street of Boston's Allston section, a fine-looking kid of seven, perhaps eight. He was slashing with a stick, shouting "A Jew, a Jew, let's chase him!" The Jew, a lad of seven, perhaps eight, was scuttling off, hard as he could go. The Christian Science Monitor man, passing by, had seen it all before, this aggressiveness, this haunted fear, these ugly cramps in the fine faces of boys, born in Boston, raised in Boston, slugging it out in Boston. But neither the Monitor nor any other Boston...

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