Issues of Race Bubble Up as Republicans Assert New Power in Albany

January 31, 2011  |  

(New York Times) — An otherwise routine session last Monday in the New York State Senate erupted into an argument over seating arrangements and office space that hinted at issues of race and gender that are percolating as Republicans assert their authority as the majority party.  One Democratic senator, Eric Adams, was indignant about how two Democratic colleagues, Velmanette Montgomery of Brooklyn and Suzi Oppenheimer of Westchester County, had been treated by Republicans.

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