Savas, E. S.
Heinemann, H. Erich
Wriston, Walter B.
The media tend to dwell on incidents of racial hatred. But far more often, people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds risk their safety to help one another. A black guy is attacked by white thugs on Staten Island, and Italian guys come out of a pizza place and help fight them off. A white woman is mugged on the subway and a young black and Hispanic guy catch the mugger, bring the woman back her purse, and hold the mugger for the police. A Jewish guy's van catches fire in Brooklyn, and a couple of young black guys go into the van and save the driver's children.
As mayor, you should publicly celebrate these humanitarian acts. They are far more representative of what's really happening than the hysterical ideas about ingrained racial hostility that the media pump out.
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Walter Wriston former Chairman, Citicorp
Stanley Crouch Author, Notes of a Hanging Judge
Stephen Berger former Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Charles Morris Author, The Cost of Good Intentions
Margaret Mahoney President, Commonwealth Fund
Richard Cornuelle Author, Reclaiming the American Dream: The Role of Private Individuals and Voluntary Associations
Mortimer Zuckerman Publicher, Daily News
Richard Nathan Director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institutle of Government
Mitchell Moss Director, Urban Research Center, New York University
Harley Brooke-Hitching President, Equitites, Ltd. an inner-city development firm
H. Erich Heinemann Chief Ecnomoist, Landberg Thalmann
Elizabeth McCaughey Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Daniel Biederman President, Grand Central Partnership
E.S. Savas Chairman, Department of Management, Baruch College
Joel Kotkin Author, Tribes: How Race, Religion, and Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy
Peter Cove Founder, America Works, a job-placement firm
William Stern former Chairman, Urbank Development Corporation