Fires in the Mirror Characters

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Anonymous Girl

The anonymous girl of "Look in the Mirror" is a "Junior high school black girl of Haitian descent" who lives near Crown Heights. She discusses who follows and copies whom in junior high school, giving insights about the racial attitudes that develop during adolescence.

Anonymous Young Man #1

"A very handsome Carribbean American man with dreadlocks," the anonymous young man of the scene "Wa Wa Wa" insists that the police unjustly favor Jews over blacks. He was on the street when Yosef Lifsh's car ran over Gavin Cato, and he believes that Lifsh was drunk. When no one wants to do anything to stop Lifsh from getting away, the young man starts to cry. He believes that there will never be any justice because the words of black people "don't have no meanin'" in Crown Heights.

Aaron M. Bernstein

A physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aaron...

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