NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s big soda ban has come under fire from a new angle. The NAACP and Hispanic Federation argue that it may be racist.
The NAACP and the Hispanic Federation, a network of 100 northeastern groups, say minority-owned delis and corner stores will end up at a disadvantage compared to grocery chains.
“This sweeping regulation will no doubt burden and disproportionally impact minority-owned businesses at a time when these businesses can least afford it,” they said in court papers. They say the city should focus instead on increasing physical education in schools.
Because “minding its own business” was not an option?