A Council Land Use Committee was held yesterday about the proposed Maspeth high school and after SCA reps spun their lies for a 1/2 hour, Councilmember Charles Barron told the members of the public who attended that they were trying to "turn back the clock to the 1950s," called them "segregationists" and said he was looking at a bunch of white faces saying they wanted to have the school priority zoned so only their white children could attend it. Then he got up and left.
If he had stayed and listened to the testimony, he would have found out that no one was there to testify about having the school priority zoned. Approximately 25 people testified against the site location selected due to factors such as traffic, proximity to other schools and lack of public transportation and parking availability at the site. One person testified in favor of the school (without mentioning local zoning). Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley was the only person who pushed for local zoning for the school.
So apparently the white folk of Queens County were racially profiled by an elected official. But by Charles' standards, the only racist in the room was his colleague, Elizabeth Crowley.
Of course, this was said by the same person who at one time uttered, "I want to go up to the closest white person and say, ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health."
And the Democratic Machine unsurprisingly has no problem with this.
It's a shame that in the era of "change" someone still has the mentality of a 1970s Black Panther. Who's the one that's really in favor of turning back the clock?