The non-profit Black Equity Alliance (BEA) has ousted its own CEO and President, Joyce Johnson, over allegations of race. Sound interesting? It is. Ms. Johnson is saying she was fired from the “Black” organization because she endorsed very white Michael Bloomberg.
Bloomberg is New York’s present mayor who is seeking to win a third term in November. She endorsed him back in March for the job and now she’s claiming foul play. The bottom line is that the Mayor may come up against the city’s comptroller, who is black, for the job.
Johnson contends that a board member expressed their concern to her over her endorsement because BEA, “which supports black and poor communities in the city,” wouldn’t look right endorsing the richest Jew in NYC (loosely translated).
Johnson depicts the BEA as scared that she might be making some sort of exodus to the “dark side”…oops “white” side, but she has just come off working on Obama’s campaign and it’s not likely that she sees it quite that way. Read more about it here.