- Sep 12, 2009
Very good and lets not forget that blacks in harlem during the 1920's had self sustaining communities especially with the numbers racket and the irish mobs and italian mobs took over the racket with dutch schultz and lucky luciano. Simply put the italians and irish simply became white and was awarded privileges over blacks and they harassed the black community as blacks were regulated to the jim crow laws.
Interesting, you say that because 'the numbers' racket took place among black folk in cincinnati back in the day. Cops and the lottery shut that down.