Best intentions: the education and killing of Edmund Perry

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Vintage Books,
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1988, c1987.
1st Vintage Books ed.
A complex, poignant exploration of racial attitudes in America, as illumined by the case of Edmund Perry. Perry, a seventeen-year-old black honors student from Harlem, was fatally shot by a young white plainclothes policeman in 1985 in an alleged mugging attempt. Perry had recently graduated from Philips Exeter Academy and was to attend Stanford University that fall. The shooting and the subsequent case, in which Edmund's elder brother Jonah, an undergraduate at Cornell University, was accused, tried, and found not guilty, drew national headlines and was the subject of heated debate among black and white communities alike. Using interviews with Perry's parents, friends, and former teachers in Harlem and at Exeter, journalist Robert Sam Anson has written a compelling account of a boy caught between two worlds and a profound portrait of the state of race in America.
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subject_facet African American students -- Biography
African American youth -- Biography
Afro-American students -- New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
Afro-American teenagers -- New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
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Criminals -- New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
Perry, Edmund, -- d. 1985
Police -- New York (N.Y.)
Police shootings -- New York (N.Y.)
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Police shootings