Victim in Crown Heights says race is not the issue

The young black man who was attacked in Crown Heights last month is asking everyone to stop labeling problems in the area as racial in

CROWN HEIGHTS - The young black man who was attacked in Crown Heights last month is asking everyone to stop labeling problems in the area as racial in nature.

?I hope that everyone who has been speaking about the problems in Crown Heights will stop making reference to racial tension,? Andrew Charles said on Friday.

Charles was allegedly attacked last month by a group of Jewish men as he was walking down Carroll Street.

A month later, Alon Sherman was allegedly beaten and robbed by two black teens.

Charles said he believes the incidents are isolated and not racially motivated.

?On the streets of Crown Heights, I can tell you there are no tensions,? said resident Sam Stern about the race relations there.

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