Statement by Dr. Lenora Fulani on
Bill de Blasio's History as a Progressive
September 24, 2013
"The political mudslinging against Bill de Blasio by the New York Times and some mayoral candidates is a sad commentary on the quality of political dialogue in New York. Mr. de Blasio's history as a progressive activist who spoke out against reactionary policies of the U.S. government in Latin America and its support of brutal and greedy dictatorships is something he can be proud of."
"I don't support Bill de Blasio's mayoral campaign, but not because he supported the Sandinistas. I have not endorsed him because I am an independent and he supports the Democratic Party, which has its own dictatorial chokehold on the communities of color. There is much to say about the problem of poverty and underdevelopment in this city and we need to have a serious debate about how to address it and about why the Democratic Party has failed to impact. But attacks on progressives for being progressives is simply unacceptable in my book."
Right on, Dr. Fulani! The effort for human development continues! - NH
Also see CapitalNY, IVN, and NY Times... and this video from the African American Day Parade last Sunday...