His History with Blacks Not a Plus for Paladino

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(Buffalo News) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl P. Paladino maintains he was only politically incorrect — not racist — when he forwarded a series of e-mails to friends that, among other things, used the N-word and portrayed President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as a pimp and a hooker.  Those e-mails, however, follow a pattern of animosity between the Buffalo businessman and much of the city’s black establishment over the years. Paladino has had running battles with black political figures punctuated with stinging insults — most famously his claim that Buffalo School Superintendent James A. Williams was hired “because he was black.”

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