CRIME: Boston's Double Horror

Boston was spared the major racial violence that at one time or another during the last decade flared in most major U.S. cities. But the persistent frictions of blacks and whites in close urban proximity are a fact of life in Boston as nearly everywhere. Youthful gangs of blacks and whites engaged in several street fights last summer, and recently the racial feeling in the racially mixed neighborhood of Dorchester grew so dangerous that authorities closed a public high school for two days. Yet nothing in the city's mood or texture remotely...

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