A nearly all-white Iowa town asked itself: ‘Why do we hate?’

Jerome and Jason Greer
When Jerome Greer, shown with son Jason in front of Irving Elementary, arrived in the early ‘90s as Dubuque’s first black principal, he was greeted with cross burnings.
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Tyrone Beason is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering the 2020 presidential election.