St. Louis Bosnians have been dragged to the forefront of the city’s racial tensions

St. Louis Bosnians have been dragged to the forefront of the city’s racial tensions

December 16, 2014
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2696059_1417367715.1242The brutal November murder of a Bosnian man in St. Louis has now brought the area’s large and quiet immigrant community to the forefront of the city’s deep racial tensions.

Zemir Begic, 32, was attacked and killed by a group of four hammer-wielding teens as he drove home from a bar early on November 30. Police said the senseless attack did not seem to be racially or ethnically motivated.

But because Begic was white, and his young assailants were black and Hispanic, some saw the murder as a “black-on-white” attack, fueled by racial tensions in St. Louis that have only been heightened in the aftermath of the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson this summer.

 

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