Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NY: Must not mention that blacks tend to live in inner cities

Henrietta Town Supervisor Jack Moore is under fire amid allegations that he made racist remarks in a town building last month, referring to African-Americans as "city cousins."

Henrietta Democratic Committee town leader Simeon Banister is demanding that Moore, a Republican, resign, calling his comments from April 10 "racist and reprehensible." And Monroe County Republican Chairman Bill Reilich, who is also the Greece town supervisor, said he thinks Moore should step down.

Moore acknowledges making the comments. He said they were not intended to be racist but adds, "I can see how they were taken that way."

Moore's voice was taped by a Department of Public Works employee on April 10. In audio obtained and first reported by WHAM-TV (Channel 13), Moore is heard criticizing the Affordable Care Act and says, "You don't know about cousins in the city? We get all kinds of them, they bus them out here, OK?"

When a town employee asks about the health care law, Moore says, "This Obamacare, I think that's how we're going to pay for your cousins in the city.'

After overhearing Moore's comments from another room, 36-year town employee Donald Youngman decided to file a complaint with the Henrietta Board of Ethics.



Anonymous said...

Ah, the perpetually offended taking the slimmest of opportunities to be offended

Anonymous said...

You can't tell the truth in the US anymore. The truth has become politically incorrect. Goodbye America, hello George Orwell.

Bird of Paradise said...

Now entering the Universe of Quad where evil is the highists goal and justice is a crime