A Bronx Tale.
I remember my very first days of school attending P.S xx in the Bronx. Of course there was black boys and girls attending the school. I never thought anything of it. But my education was going to start very soon, and stick with me a for life time.
My earliest recollection of black violence was when a life long friend, a NYC fireman, told us about the South Bronx fires. This guy was a strong Irishman with nerves of steel. This is when I realized the blacks was burning almost the entire South Bronx down. In his words he described it as a hell hole, a war zone. Not only did they have to worry about getting to the fire but also what and when the blacks would throw off the roofs at them trying to kill them. So by 10 years old I already understood who I should stay away from and what neighborhoods were absolutely off limits.
My father was also putting these “hoods” off limits as well. As a small business owner my mother was afraid for his life to send him into some of these “walk ups” and “projects” of Harlem and South Bronx. I remember him describing the vile, graffiti, garbage, stolen cars that were burnt right down to a steel shell. Oh yes, I saw it with my own eyes. My mother and I would accompany him like we was some sort of back up while he went on estimates in the evening. That was the first time I realized what it meant to be on the edge of your seat.
As I got older and started spreading my wings a little I had to start dealing with the subways. I remember getting pummeled with rocks by blacks from the opposite platform. One time I was coming back from Manhattan with my girlfriend. We were about 15. This black guy about 30 years old and looking like some kind of pimp started threatening us for no reason. Luckily his girlfriend got him off at the next stop. I remember I was so afraid I felt sick.
I’m not really going to get into my brothers NYPD friend who lost his partner on the first day on the job. Or his other friend who thought he could sell tacos in Harlem. He didn’t heed the warning from the blacks and lost his life. Or the fact that everyone in my family had a car stolen. Or visiting my poor grandmother in the projects.
N.Y.C in general has a lot of parks. Most quite beautiful with lots of resources even back then. But make no mistake about it you better know which ones you can frequent. Even as an older teenager I never went in Parks at night, ever, even with other friends with me.
(77) Son of Sam wasn’t our only worry.
Watching your recent video of the looting over Michael Brown makes me think of growing up in the Bronx.
When greater N.Y.C. blacked out in 1977 me and my young teenage friends headed straight to the nearest Carvel store in hopes of free ice cream cones.
But make no mistake about it, the bronx and other boroughs were a dangerous place to be that night. Blacks looted stores and businesses from Harlem to Flatbush and all points in between. Oh yes I remember very well that some of my friends fathers had to defend they’re shops that night.
I was so very lucky that my parents worked so hard to keep us in a little Irish and Italian stronghold called Woodlawn. And the fact that I was never physically injured.
About the Author
Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.
Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.
His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
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