NAACP: Bloomberg soda ban racially unfair

The white man’s blunder.

“Opponents of the city’s limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test. The NAACP’s New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the rule from taking effect March 12. With a hearing set Wednesday, critics are attacking what they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation, while city officials and health experts defend it as a pioneering and proper move to fight obesity.” [Associated Press]


  1. Big businesses are overwhelmingly owned by whites versus a greater (or at least a more equal) fraction of small restaurants, street vendors, and corner stores are owned by minorities. This regulation hurts street vendors most of all.

    It reads more of an excuse for the NAACP to involve themselves than a reason, but in this case, I’ll take their political clout to beat out useless regulation foised upon us without voter oversight.

  2. This country is so eye candy saturated and have a tendency of overlooking true issues. You want to fight childhood obesity in lower socioeconomic areas donate gym equipment’s to schools or place a gym in those areas free for kids and teens. Let them show proof of low income..simple


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