REPORT: Bloomberg: ‘My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black’

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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will acknowledge that being white has likely helped his success in a speech Sunday in Oklahoma outlining a plan to address racial inequality.

“As someone who has been very lucky in life, I often say my story would only have been possible in America, and that’s true,” Bloomberg is expected to say, according to a copy of his prepared remarks. “But I also know that my story might have turned out very differently if I had been black, and that more black Americans of my generation would have ended up with far more wealth, had they been white.”

The article goes on to state the following:

In Bloomberg’s speech, just one day before Martin Luther King Day, the former New York City mayor will unveil his “Greenwood initiative.” The proposal is aimed at increasing the number of black-owned homes and businesses.

The plan invests $70 billion in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods around the country.

This plan follows his recent apology for the “stop and frisk” gun control measures he implemented as mayor of New York City, which was widely criticized for racial profiling.

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