Saturday, March 28, 2020

Michael Bloomberg Criticizes ‘Black and Latino Males’ in Resurfaced Video

 

A resurfaced video is presenting problems for Michael Bloomberg’s ascending presidential campaign. 

Footage from a 2011 interview shows the former New York City mayor making racist stereotypes about black and Latino men.

The Daily Mail’s Andrew Court reports:
 

The billionaire, 78, made the assertion during a 2011 interview with PBS, which is now going viral amid outrage over Bloomberg’s other controversial remarks.  

In the 2011 interview – conducted while he was serving a third term as New York City Mayor – Bloomberg attempted to gain support for a new initiative to enhance employment opportunities for young men. 

He told interviewer Jeffrey Brown: ‘There’s this enormous cohort of black and Latino males, age, let’s say, 16 to 25, that don’t have jobs, don’t have any prospects, don’t know how to find jobs, don’t know what their skill sets are, [and] don’t know how to behave in the workplace where they have to work collaboratively and collectively’. 

He went on to add: ‘If you look at where crime takes place, it’s in minority neighborhoods. If you look at who the victims and the perpetrators are, it’s virtually all minorities. This is something that has gone on for a long time’. 

 

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