Last week, we had the opportunity discuss our Voice feature story “The White Mayor’s Burden” on Brian Vines’s BCAT show Intersect. Vines invited us to join Dr. Noel Anderson of Brooklyn College to talk about Mayor Bloomberg’s Young Men’s initiative.
We chatted with Vines mostly about our reporting on the FDNY and minority hiring, and about the NYPD’s history of racially discriminatory marijuana arrests (which Ray Kelly reined in, on paper at least, a few days after our story came out.) Professor Anderson talked about his experiences working with young men of color at Brooklyn College, as well as about his involvement with the CUNY Black Men’s Initiative.
The video was produced by and embedded courtesy of Brooklyn Independent Television on BRIC’s BCAT TV Network.
The White Mayor’s Burden
Ray Kelly Finally Does the Right Thing with Weed Arrests
Crime Higher in Neighborhoods Without Marijuana Dispensaries, RAND Corporation Finds
Michael Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative: the Full Report
Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance Responds to the Big NYPD Marijuana News