Saturday, June 29, 2013

Racist NYC Mayor Reveals His Not-So-Secret White Hood

“I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little,” Mr. Bloomberg argued during his Friday morning WOR radio show with John Gambling. “It’s exactly the reverse of what they say. I don’t know where they went to school but they certainly didn’t take a math course. Or a logic course.” And so outgoing New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg reminds us of the depth of his racism, of his utter contempt for the black and brown citizens of New York City.

New York City's "stop and frisk" policies are a textbook example of racist repression. Every day black and brown people, mostly young people, and routinely stopped by the NYPD for absolutely nothing at all, and a vastly greater rate than white people. And here Bloomberg suggests they should be subject to even more arbitrary harassment, scrutiny, and repression.

Disturbingly, stop and frisk and the uniformed pigs who enforce it continue to be supported by the majority of mayoral candidates to replace Bloomberg. Christine Quinn even wants to keep the current police commissioner, a main architect of the policy, right in place. The only African-American in the mainstream race, William Thompson, actually advocates for keeping stop and frisk in place unchanged.

We don't need any of these pigs. Abolish the NYPD. Dethrone the mayor. Create People's Power!

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