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Video Shows Bloomberg Saying ‘Black And Latino Males’ Don’t ‘Know How To Behave In The Workplace’

Since launching his Presidential campaign, Mike Bloomberg has taken fire for his statements and policies aimed at minority communities.

In newly resurfaced video from 2011, New York City’s former mayor made some head-turning comments while announcing a $127 million, three-year initiative to help “reduce disparities” on the job front.

Speaking to PBS, Bloomberg claimed that “enormous cohorts” of young black and Latino men “don’t know how to behave in the workplace where they have to work collaboratively and collectively.”

While the campaign hasn’t commented on this video, Bloomberg did apologize last week for his defense of “stop-and-frisk” as mayor.

What do you think these resurfaced comments will do to his campaign?

Fast forward to about the 2:40 mark of he video to hear the quote.