Wow! In addition to suggesting Black Americans aren’t very smart, and that they “don’t have a great command of the English language,” a 2011 video that’s just been unearthed suggests “Black and Latino males don’t know how to behave in the workplace.” Could this video finally sink billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s chances of knocking Socialist Bernie Sanders out of the top spot on the Democratic Party presidential ticket?
Daily Mail – Michael Bloomberg is again under fire for his problematic comments on race, with a resurfaced video showing the 2020 Presidential hopeful claiming that many young black and Latino men ‘don’t know how to behave in the workforce’.
The billionaire, 78, made the assertion during a 2011 interview with PBS, which is now going viral amid outrage over Bloomberg’s other controversial remarks.
In the 2011 interview – conducted while he was serving a third term as New York City Mayor – Bloomberg attempted to gain support for a new initiative to enhance employment opportunities for young men.
He told interviewer Jeffrey Brown: ‘There’s this enormous cohort of black and Latino males, age, let’s say, 16 to 25, that don’t have jobs, don’t have any prospects, don’t know how to find jobs, don’t know what their skill sets are, [and] don’t know how to behave in the workplace where they have to work collaboratively and collectively’.
Here’s a short clip from the interview:
Bloomberg says many 'black and Latino males' don't 'know how to find jobs,’ & ‘don’t know how to behave in the workplace,' in newly uncovered 2011 video
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 17, 2020
Watch the full video here:
Elsewhere, in the interview, he asserted that ‘blacks and Latinos score terribly in school testing compared to whites and Asians’ and that minorities make up a majority of those incarcerated in the city’s jails.
He went on to add: ‘If you look at where crime takes place, it’s in minority neighborhoods. If you look at who the victims and the perpetrators are, it’s virtually all minorities. This is something that has gone on for a long time’.
The comment is similar to another Bloomberg made during a private speech in 2015 – which made front-page news last week after leaked audio was shared on Twitter.
President Trump shared the Bloomberg video on Twitter saying: WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!
Yesterday, Democrat presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was caught on video demeaning farmers:
Billionaire Bloomberg claims he "could teach anybody to be a farmer," even implying that farmers don't have the same level of "skillset" or "grey matter" as folks in tech jobs.
So demeaning, elitist, and out-of-touch it's appalling. pic.twitter.com/Auplmdq56m
— Anna Kelly (@AnnaKellyWI) February 17, 2020