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November 12, 2006

The Times's race story: Caldwell, Lewis careful, Law says DDDB could do more

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Atlantic Yards Report on today's NYTimes story on race and Atlantic Yards:

Here's some of what's missing: a fuller acknowledgement of the race-baiting that went on during the August 23 public hearing on the project and an acknowledgement that a recent poll--which the Times found more credible than I did--found blacks actually opposed the project slightly more than whites did. Also worth mentioning would have been the debate as expressed in the black-oriented Our Time Press, in which columnist Errol Louis has regularly endorsed Atlantic Yards (and denounced opponents), but cofounder Bernice Elizabeth Greene has criticized the project.

Read the whole article for a thorough dissection of the delicate issues presented in the story.

Posted by amy at November 12, 2006 11:21 AM