Friday, March 14, 2008
Well, dear readers, New York State is making history. A man who is African American and legally blind will be sworn in Monday March 17th (St. Patrick's Day) as our Governor. It is unfortunate that is is under such inauspicious circumstances-- in sports they call this an 'ugly win'. But it is a momentous occasion.
What will this bode for the future of people with disabilities in New York State? Or African Americans? How will Governor-elect Patterson ride out the local, state and national media storm and gossip-column type frenzy of his predecessor? We can read some of his speeches, to get an indication of his perspective.