New York Mayoral Politics

Bill de Blasio’s Mixed-Race Strategy

You’ve seen this Bill de Blasio campaign ad now about a million times now, and it still resonates. Even with the sound off, muting the tight mix of progressive sloganeering (tax the rich, create affordable housing, stop stop and frisk), the message comes through. Here is a family living a happy middle class life, acting […]

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New York Mayoral Politics, Urban/Global Politics

Bloomberg’s Ill Logic

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s remarks last week claiming that more African-Americans than whites should be stopped and frisked is emblematic of how corporate technocratic thinking produces a profoundly ill logic. Appearing on John Gambling’s show on WOR AM, Bloomberg asserted that because whites were being stopped and frisked 9% of the time and were […]

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