Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mayor David Dinkins (D) Encouraged Voters to Embrace Candidate Because 'he Looks More Like us'

Republicans are constantly being accused of playing race politics, but more often then not it seems it is the Democrats that are making these comments. Not just Democrats mind you, but the Democrats in officialdom. (via)

"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.

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