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December 23, 2005

Bertha Lewis criticizes Mayor Bloomberg over racist rhetoric

Though Bertha Lewis may have a point about the racial rhetoric in the transit strike debate, activists in Brooklyn have noticed that she isn't shy about dishing it out.

thekiss.jpg Bertha Lewis on race in "Strike Grips NY," Amsterdam News, 12/22/05:

Several point to what ACORN’s Bertha Lewis calls the “despicable racialized language” used by Mayor Bloomberg calling union leaders “thugs,” childish and irresponsible.

Bertha Lewis in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 06/09/05:

"It is because of race and class that whenever you have a small group of white liberals running and screaming about something, people think its important. They don't have to worry about affordable housing. They don't give a damn about people of color. All they care about is preserving their little Prospect Heights community."

Posted by lumi at December 23, 2005 7:53 AM