Dinkins on Supporting Today’s Obamas

Former mayor David Dinkins, like almost everyone other political figure in New York, endorsed Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama during the presidential primary.

But at a breakfast in Harlem this morning honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dinkins praised Obama.

“I think it is important to recognize that unfortunately we do live in a racist society,” Dinkins said. “There is a legacy of slavery. But things are getting better all the time. And if we hang in there, and continue to work and support the Barack Obamas of our day, we will one day realize Dr. King’s dream.”