OPINION: Upcoming Elections Show Cracks In NYC’s Ethnic Coalition

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From the NY Daily News:

Ethnic frictions are rising in city politics this election year, as black and Latino candidates – who routinely pay lip service to interracial solidarity – are squaring off in districts around the city.

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In Harlem, Puerto Rico-born Adam Clayton Powell 4th is running against longtime incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel (pictured above) for the second time (the first was in 1994).

Bronx activist Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter, the daughter of Guyanese immigrants, last week announced a candidacy against the state’s highest-ranking Latino pol, Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. (assuming the multiple legal probes of Espada don’t lead to his withdrawal from a reelection bid).

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