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Annals of interethnic harmony

19 April 2010

My younger brother once remarked to me that the most racially integrated institutions in Chicago were its street gangs. Over in the Holy Land, Jewish and Arab crooks used to do a brisk business with one another in stolen cars, although I don’t know if this is still going on.

Along the same lines, I was pleased to learn from this NYT article that when Frank Ma, “the last of the Asian Godfathers”, wanted to order a hit as a favor to a fellow Chinese gangster, he turned the job over to a team of four men, three Vietnamese and one Japanese.