Meeks said What?
Mayoral challenger James Meeks scrambled Thursday to put out a political fire touched off by his suggestion that only African-Americans should be eligible for city contracts set aside for minorities and women.
Meeks made the statement on Wednesday during an interview on WVON-AM (1690). It happened during a discussion of why African-American businesses got a 7 percent sliver of Chicago’s $1 billion spending pie through Aug. 31, down from 8 percent a year ago.
“The word ‘minority’ from our standpoint should mean African-American. I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title,” he said.
Of course, the question has to be asked, "Who, and how much, did someone pay Meeks to say this," seeing as how the leading black contender pretty much just lost the Hispanic, Asian and White votes.
And who knew that Meeks would be able to make Danny Davis look like a moderate? Oh yeah, our readers, for at least the past 4 years. Sorry we asked.