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Alana Mohamed

Alana Mohamed is a writer and librarian from Queens, NY.

How Racism, Sex Panics, and Fiorello La Guardia Made the Modern NYPD

Historian Emily Brooks’s new book “Gotham’s War Within a War” explores how today’s NYPD was built against the backdrop of World War II and the need for “national security.”

October 31, 2023

Half-Steps and Abandonment: The Failure to Integrate NYC Schools

In “The Battle Nearer to Home: The Persistence of School Segregation in New York City,” Lehman College professor, and DJ, Christopher Bonastia looks at the history of school desegregation efforts and the reasons behind their failures.

August 13, 2022