James Sanders Jr.
For more than two hours last Friday night, an audience in southeast Queens heard a debate about why the recent tide of corruption allegations in New York has so disproportionately affected officials and operatives who are black or Latino.
State Senator James Sanders had planned an event called "Attack on Black Leaders: Corruption or Conspiracy?" long before the names of seven more black and Latino elected officials, plus two operatives, surfaced in connection with a corruption case.(1)
Now Al Sharpton, too, is getting vocal about the lack of diversity in the leadership in the State Senate, joining a growing number of black and Latino officials in Albany.(1)