Show Me a Hero

Yonkers, New Jersey, 1987 Nicholas Wasicsko, the city s ambitious young mayor is given a court order demanding that the city build public housing on the white, middle class side of town in order to right what the judge saw as intentional, decades long pattern of segregation As these cosy neighbourhoods were faced with the reality of a truly diverse and accepting communitYonkers, New Jersey, 1987 Nicholas Wasicsko, the city s ambitious young mayor is given a court order demanding that the city build public housing on the white, middle class side of town in order to right what the judge saw as intentional, decades long pattern of segregation As these cosy neighbourhoods were faced with the reality of a truly diverse and accepting community, the city went into crisis In the fine tradition of American reportage, Show Me a Hero is the story of a city divided by fear, racism, politics and even murder It is also the story of the individuals whose lives were shattered by the meltdown the young mother, the activist, the ambitious politician.
Show Me a Hero Yonkers New Jersey Nicholas Wasicsko the city s ambitious young mayor is given a court order demanding that the city build public housing on the white middle class side of town in order to ri

  • Title: Show Me a Hero
  • Author: Lisa Belkin David Simon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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