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Others have suggested that the violence is the result of economic inequalities felt especially acutely by young African Americans and Caribbean Americans in our city, but as a leader of this community, let me clear: It is no more acceptable for a young black man to assault a person because of the clothes they wear or the group they belong to than it would be for white people to physically assault black people in Brooklyn or anywhere else because of the color of their skin

Al Sharpton: Everyone Should Speak Out Against Knockout Attacks on Jews – Tablet Magazine – 12/9/2013.