Yankel Rosenbaum still got stabbed in Crown Heights
Gavin Cato got hit when they ran that red light
Over a decade of healing but the scars remain
Both families involved still harbor the pain

from Ill Bill – White Nigger Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In August 1991, a riot began in Crown Heights, an African-American and Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, after a car driven by a jewish man accidently killed Gavin Cato, a seven-year old carribean boy. During the riot several jews were attacked and Yankel Rosenbaum, a jewish student, was stabbed to death by a group of black men.

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