Leonard Pitts Jr: ‘Vote blue, no matter who?’

In Leonard Pitts Jr.’s latest column, he addresses the Democratic Party’s candidates. He focuses specifically on Michael Bloomberg’s previous, racist comments and his unconstitutional ‘Stop and Frisk’ policy. Pitts wonders if African Americans will be forced to choose between a ‘smarter racists’ to replace the ‘stupid racist’ who currently occupies space in the White House.

But here’s the question some African Americans are now asking: What if the “who” is Michael Bloomberg? What if the former New York City mayor is the man chosen to contend against Donald Trump? Shall we vote blue if all it offers is the chance to replace a stupid racist with a smarter one?

“Some will reject that characterization. They will point to Bloomberg’s pledges to increase black home ownership, his support by such black luminaries as Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath and educator Geoffrey Canada.

That’s persuasive. But the audio that was leaked last week is conclusive.”

“Ninety-five percent of your murders — murderers and murder victims — fit one M.O.,” said Bloomberg, who vastly expanded the policy. “You can just take the description, Xerox it, pass it out to all the cops. They are male minorities, 15 to 25. That’s true in New York, it’s true in virtually every city. And that’s where the real crime is.” So it was necessary, he said, to take black and brown men and boys, “throw them against the walls and frisk them.”

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On his Twitter feed, Pitts has addressed comments made by the usual Trumpstains that harass him constantly but, he’s also had to explain his point and tell people they need to vote. The whole point of his column was to simply state that perhaps, African Americans will not be so enthusiastic about voting for Mike Bloomberg if he became the nominee.

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