York, NE

White mob marches on home

September 19, 1998
It started with a rumor of theft and ended with a mob of white men shouting racial slurs, smashing car windows and attacking the home of a white woman dating a black man -- all under the colors of a Confederate flag.
     What happened Tuesday night has stunned this mostly white city of about 8,100 people in eastern Nebraska.
     ``We have to recognize that we have minorities in the community that have seen these actions,'' Mayor Greg Adams said Friday. ``We need to let them know that we are not going to stand by and let racism happen whether intended or otherwise.''  
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