Race Counts

White Voters Play the Race Card, Again

After a tense week of telephone calls and meetings, last Friday, at a unity rally crowded with loyal but disgruntled and uncomfortable looking democrats, Freddy Ferrer endorsed Mark Green. Breaking ranks, Bronx Democratic leader Roberto Ramirez has yet to endorse Green, nor has the Reverend Al Sharpton. Making the most of a bad situation, the Bloomberg campaign has released ads directed at disaffected Latino and Black voters, urging them to jump ship. On the streets, Latin and black voters were pissed off, disgusted, and talking about either ignoring the election or defecting. The only thing that's clear is that while Green voters couldn't vote with the other New York, neither candidate can win without us.


Read Jill Nelson's "The Race Factor," an interview with former deputy mayor Bill Lynch Jr.

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