When grappling with racial tension: Is York ‘everytown’?

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     Jeff Kirkland is a local historian who recently founded the Historical African American Preservation Society in the city of York, Pennsylvania. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    Jeff Kirkland is a local historian who recently founded the Historical African American Preservation Society in the city of York, Pennsylvania. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    York County is one community where racial tension flared around the 2016 presidential election.

    The succession of high-profile incidents included racially-charged social media content posted by elected officials, and a viral video showing a high school student saying “white power” as his peers carried Trump signs the morning after the presidential election.

    To help put these events in context, Keystone Crossroads delved into the ways York County is unique — but also widely representative

    This is the first story in a series, “Grappling with Racial Tension”, produced in conjunction with two episodes of our podcast Grapple.

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