Thompson Delighted With Obama Mention

Barack Obama’s speech last night in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP contained many memorable passages.
But for the largely unnoticed mayoral candidate, Comptroller Bill Thompson, the most significant by far was Obama’s halting mention of the comptroller’s study on the widening employment gap in the city between blacks and other New Yorkers.    
“We know that even as our economic crisis batters Americans of all races, African Americans are out of work more than just about anybody else—a gap that’s widening here in New York City, as a detailed report this week by Comptroller Bill Thompson laid out.

Thompson Delighted With Obama Mention