Bloomberg's Slur Against Latino New Yorkers Leaves Democrats Disenfranchised
Former New York City Mayor and current Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is once again in the crosshairs of social justice warriors as a reminder of some earlier offensive comments have come to light.
“There’s this enormous cohort of black and Latino males aged, 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 that the — what their skill sets are, don’t know how to behave in the workplace, where they have to work collaboratively and collectively,” the billionaire said in the 2011 interview with “PBS NewsHour.”
This latest faux pas came on the heels of a scandal relating to "stop and frisk" remarks as well as comments about incarceration rates for minorites:
“Blacks and Latinos score terribly in school testing compared to whites and Asians. If you look at our jails, it’s predominantly minorities. 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,” Bloomberg continued according to The New York Post.
“A lot of these kids, it isn’t that they’re bad kids. It’s that once they made a mistake, it’s very difficult to recover from that. But we have an obligation to them, if not for compassionate reasons, just for selfish reasons.”