And the antagonism sure to be generated by such racial disparities was magnified by the sheer number of cases.
Work that alienates one reader to the point of antagonism can feel like a perfect fit to another.
On more than one occasion, literal fights broke out behind closed doors, and the antagonism often fell along racial lines.
antagonism an·tag·o·nism (ān-tāg'ə-nĭz'əm)
Mutual opposition in action between structures, agents, diseases, or physiological processes. Also called mutual resistance.