Episode 16: Grappling with Racial Tension Part 1

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     Liz Herrera-Reynoso, 14, left, and Eskarlena Conce-Molina, 14, right, both students of York Technical High School, attend an after school college prep program with kids from throughout the county in York, Pennsylvania. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    Liz Herrera-Reynoso, 14, left, and Eskarlena Conce-Molina, 14, right, both students of York Technical High School, attend an after school college prep program with kids from throughout the county in York, Pennsylvania. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    In Pennsylvania’s York County, which borders the Mason-Dixon line, racial tension is nothing new. While some isolated incidents took place around the time of the 2016 election, the area has experienced a long history of problems around race relations. On this episode, we’ll hear how one school in the city of York is trying to deal with racial tension; what the area went through during the tumultuous 1960s; and how a hip-hop artist and a local mayor are trying to raise awareness around the issue.

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