But that`s Drudge`s headline—the actual WCBSTV headline isÂ Hempstead High On Guard Following 2 Days Of Brawls Principal: 100 of School`s 1,600 Students Involved; Dozens Suspended And Undercover Cops Take Over Building , Oct 21, 2008.
Hempstead High is in the LongÂ Island village of Hempstead. Hempstead is one of the first places on Long Island to see Mara Salvatrucha activity. At the moment, Wikipedia says of Hempstead (nicknames The Hub, The `Stead, Blackville) that
Hempstead is one of the few Black and Latino majority neighborhoods on Long Island (along with Roosevelt, Uniondale, Freeport and Wyandanch). It is also home to a large Salvadoran population.Uh-oh.
But besides the "Uh-oh" there`s the media point—the "black vs. Hispanic"Â thing belongs in the headline, where Drudge, with his ever reliable tabloid instincts, put it.Â And the media needs to know that, because there`ll be more of these riots.