News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics
BloggersDan Janison Rick Brand Tom Brune Robert Brodsky Paul LaRocco Yancey Roy Celeste Hadrick
Rudy versus the Rev.: An outdated NYC motif
At one point in the 1990s, the racial cast of New York City political debate may have been roughly represented in the opposed personas of Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Even if municipal politics in the five boroughs nowadays hasn't become "post-racial" or "post-ethnic," it may be safe to call this period post-Sharpton and post-Giuliani.
In other words,...