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Black Teenager Dies of Asthma Attack While Being Chased by White Youths Yelling Slurs

HeadlinesJun 07, 2016
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In another case being described as a possible hate crime, an African-American boy has died after running from a group of mostly white teenagers who were reportedly shouting racial slurs in Staten Island. The New York Daily News reports a dispute between two groups of teenagers escalated when the mostly white group chased after 16-year-old Dayshen McKenzie and his friends with a gun, shouting the N-word. McKenzie collapsed and died of an asthma attack.

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