Encountering A Neighbor

Two years ago, research librarian Edwina Barron, 46, rented a condo in Euclid, a mostly white Cleveland suburb. Just a month later, she fled to a bungalow in a quiet, racially mixed neighborhood in Cleveland. Here she describes an encounter with a white neighbor who had been drinking that occurred just one night after she moved into the Euclid condo. The incident persuaded her to get out.

"At about 10 p.m., just as I was pulling into the parking lot, I heard a car alarm go off, in another lot off to the side. I pulled into my designated spot, and...

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