A prominent political figure told voters last week to support a candidate because he “looks more like us.”
Yep. If that political figure had been a Republican and the voters had been Tea Party activists, the story would be splashed all over the front pages and cited endlessly on MSNBC as yet more evidence of the Right’s unrepentant RAAAACISM.
But since the man who said it was black ex-NYC mayor David Dinkins, you won’t hear a word about it. So much for post-racialism. So much for that “gorgeous mosaic” Dinkins once praised.
Via the NYPost:
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.
Find me a liberal other than Levine who will.