Sunday, September 12, 2010

Left Outraged as Pol Urges Voters to Embrace Someone Who Looks 'More Like Us'

Here we thought we were living in a post-racial era where the color of someone's skin no longer mattered and we had moved beyond racial divisions. Sadly, there are still people out there who judge people by the color of their skin and not the content of their character or their qualifications. Clearly the Democrats and liberals have a point when it comes to castigating those who plays racial politics and divide the electorate.

Oh, wait, it's a Democrat icon preaching racial politics here.

Never mind.
Mayor David Dinkins encouraged voters to embrace a state Senate candidate because he looks "more like us."

"It's important, it is so very important, particularly for the people of this district who vote on Tuesday to recognize how important it is to understand that the city is changing," Dinkins said in his endorsement of state Senate candidate Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat on Thursday.

"Most people in the city are going to look more like us than others and that's just a fact," Dinkins said.

Espaillat opponent Mark Levine, who is white, yesterday called on Espaillat, who is Hispanic, to denounce the divisive comment.

Espaillat did not repudiate Dinkins' words.

"Mayor Dinkins is one of New York's finest public servants, and he's built his career around the principle that communities of different ethnic and economic backgrounds must work together if we want to bring about long-term change," Espaillat said in a statement.

Levine, who called Dinkins' comment "insulting to the district and electorate," also took issue with its timing.

"The fact that they were delivered on the first day of Rosh Hashana added to their inappropriateness," Levine said.
Dinkins is at least being consistent. After all he's the guy who was too busy watching tennis while the Crown Heights Pogrom went on for three days back in 1991.

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