21 August 2013

Bloomberg Admits He Might Reconsider Stop-and-Frisk If He Had a (Black) Son

A usually defiant Michael Bloomberg showed the faintest crack in his stubborn stop-and-frisk reasoning in an interview with The New Yorker's Ken Auletta. "If I had a son who was stopped, I might feel differently about it, but nevertheless," the mayor "conceded," according to Auletta, who called the mayor's comments on the issue occasionally "callous." (Of course, for Bloomberg to have a son that would be stopped, odds are he'd have to at least appear to be a man of color.) Bloomberg continued, promptly pivoting away from his personal admission. "Maybe I was inelegant, but I don't think anybody thinks I am anything but — I hope not, anyway — supportive of trying to help all people," he said. "With my own money as well as time, thank you very much. I've spent twelve years of my life doing this."

--courtesy  nymag.com

One commenter said it best-

"That's mighty white of him!"

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