During an interview with The New Yorker, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to backtrack—albeit awkwardly—on remarks he previously made about stop and frisk:

Earlier this summer, on his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said, “I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” An uproar ensued. When I spoke to Bloomberg, he conceded, “If I had a son who was stopped, I might feel differently about it, but nevertheless. Maybe I was inelegant, but I don’t think anybody thinks I am anything but—I hope not, anyway—supportive of trying to help all people. With my own money as well as time, thank you very much. I’ve spent twelve years of my life doing this.” 

Bloomberg appeared to allude to mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who’s run several ads about his bid to end stop and frisk.

Well, not too long afterwards, a parody account that imagines Leroy Bloomberg as the current mayor’s black son, began sending tongue-in-cheek tweets:

No word yet if Leroy Bloomberg and Miguel Bloombito have father/son, brown/black tweets in the works yet. 

Read this online at http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/08/mayor_bloombergs_parody_black_son_is_on_twitter.html


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