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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:48 AM

Seems that Bloomberg might also be a racist

Op-ed in Today’s NY Times by Charles Blow:

According to The New York Times, his (Bloomberg’s) advisers say he hasn’t made up his mind yet (about campaigning for president). But I have.

Let me plant the stake now: No black person — or Hispanic person or ally of people of color — should ever even consider voting for Michael Bloomberg in the primary. His expansion of the notoriously racist stop-and-frisk program in New York, which swept up millions of innocent New Yorkers, primarily young black and Hispanic men, is a complete and nonnegotiable deal killer.

Stop-and-frisk, pushed as a way to get guns and other contraband off the streets, became nothing short of a massive, enduring, city-sanctioned system of racial terror.
This system of terror exploded under Bloomberg, with his full advocacy and support.

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Not only that, but those who were stopped had their names entered into a comprehensive police database, even if they were never accused of committing a crime. As Donna Lieberman, then the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, said in 2010, the database became a place “where millions of completely innocent, predominantly black and Latinos have been turned into permanent police suspects.”

Bloomberg used the fear factor to keep white New Yorkers in his corner. He insisted that stop-and-frisk was keeping them safe and that without it crime would soar.

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Just the idea of Bloomberg in the race is odious to me. And support for his candidacy incenses me. Anyone who would support Bloomberg is complicit in his terror campaign against those young black and Hispanic men — and dismissive of their pain.

If you support Bloomberg, I want nothing to do with you. Nothing!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/10/opinion/michael-bloomberg.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage


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Cyrano Nov 11 OP
evertonfc Nov 11 #1
Cyrano Nov 11 #2
lagomorph777 Nov 11 #3
dalton99a Nov 11 #4
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 11 #5
UTUSN Nov 11 #6
uponit7771 Nov 11 #7
bullwinkle428 Nov 11 #8
dalton99a Nov 11 #9
crickets Nov 11 #10
roody Nov 11 #11

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:10 AM

1. ok.

So we have defined another ally as a racist. Good job considering he isn't running nor would be a contender if he did. But f you have determined him to be a racist- then I guess he is a racist. I for one, think we should ignore Mike. His contributions in VA, KY and in voter registration across the country and helped. His fight agianst the NRA has helped. His promise to spend hundreds of millions against Trump will help. The absolute frenzy to tear down an individual, especially a person of wealth, by some on our side is terribly counterproductive. My guess is every one of our candidates, given they are old hell, has a policy, position or an issue they didn't address or contributed to that Mr. Blow might deem racist. Mr. Bloomberg may have contributed to policies that were not productive, counter productive or even hurtful. That said, I doubt he is a "racist".

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:15 AM

2. Did you read the entire article, statistics and all?

Seems racist to me. And I'll be damned if I'm going to give a racist a pass just because he's on "our side."

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:19 AM

3. If he's an ally, he could buy Fux Noise and start making a real difference.

If he's not an ally, he could dive into the race and screw it up for us.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:21 AM

4. Kick

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:22 AM

5. K&R.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:41 AM

6. IBTL There's article in The Atlantic about his horrid misogyny & harassment

Last edited Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:03 AM - Edit history (1)

He's barely different (except in speaking) from SHITLER or WEINSTEIN. I'd look to post it but I stay away from Primaries, a dangerous place for me.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/09/mike-bloomberg-comments-women-metoo/570448/
‘I’d Do Her’: Mike Bloomberg and the Underbelly of #MeToo
Disparaging comments. Demeaning jokes. As the mogul reportedly considers a 2020 presidential run, it remains an open question whether his long-alleged history of undermining women will affect his chances.

MEGAN GARBER

.... ... Allegations of a deeply sexist work environment at the company that Bloomberg founded and, for many years, ran. ... ....

From 1996 to 1997, four women filed sexual-harassment or discrimination suits against Bloomberg the company. One of the suits included the following allegation: When Sekiko Sakai Garrison, a sales representative at the company, told Mike Bloomberg she was pregnant, he replied, “Kill it!” (Bloomberg went on, she alleged, to mutter, “Great, No. 16”—a reference, her complaint said, to the 16 women at the company who were then pregnant.) To these allegations, Garrison added another one: Even prior to her pregnancy, she claimed, Bloomberg had antagonized her by making disparaging comments about her appearance and sexual desirability. “What, is the guy dumb and blind?” he is alleged to have said upon seeing her wearing an engagement ring. “What the hell is he marrying you for?”

Bloomberg denied having made those comments, claiming that he passed a lie-detector test validating the denial but declining to release the results. (He also reportedly left Garrison a voicemail upon hearing that she’d been upset by the comments about her pregnancy: “I didn’t say it, but if I said it, I didn’t mean it.”) What Bloomberg reportedly did concede is that he had said of Garrison and other women, “I’d do her.” In making the concession, however, he insisted that he had believed that to “do” someone meant merely “to have a personal relationship” with them. ....

“Bloomberg’s Sexual Blind Spot” is how The Village Voice summed it up in 2001. “Anti-woman obnoxiousness,” Cord Jefferson, then at Gawker, called it in 2013. Part of that obnoxiousness involves the many reports related to what Bloomberg once told a reporter: “I like theater, dining, and chasing women.” (He elaborated: “Let me put it this way: I am a single, straight billionaire in Manhattan. What do you think? It’s a wet dream.”) In his 1997 autobiography, Bloomberg by Bloomberg, the mogul bragged about keeping “a girlfriend in every city” during his years working as a Wall Street stock trader in the 1960s and ’70s. He is reported to have said, of the computer terminal that made his fortune, “It will do everything, including give you [oral sex]. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business.” ....

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:46 AM

7. Rick Wilson is right; why not just help other candidates?!?!

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:08 AM

8. Can't speak to what's in his heart, but "stop-and-frisk" is an

UNDENIABLY racist policy. I'm pretty sure if a white Southern county sheriff was doing this, DU would be in near-unanimity in asserting this as a racist directive.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:17 AM

9. Excellent point.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:24 AM

10. +1 nt

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:41 AM

11. Michael Stop and Frisk Bloomberg.

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