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New York black Democratic senator: “White people don’t eat the way we do’

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2015
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A New York state senator — Velmanette Montgomery, a black Democrat — walked back comments she made about the eating habits of “white people” versus those of minority races, saying she misspoke and could have been a bit more articulate.

Ms. Montgomery, who represents Clinton Hill, was criticizing the closing of a Brooklyn grocery store to The Brooklyn Paper when she said “white people don’t eat the way we do.” When asked about the comments, and whether they were racist, Ms. Montgomery said she had been “unfortunately very inarticulate,” the...

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