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Ridgewood NJ, always trying to be relevant, after two failed bids for congress and the worst mayoral administration in the history of the Village of Ridgewood , ex mayor Paul Aronsohn is at it again . Now it appears he is attempting to become “King of the Black People”.
Arosohns latest move is an opinion piece on NorthJersey.com editorial page . The piece entitled ,”To NJ’s young people, we say thank you for getting in the way” https://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/2020/08/04/nj-activists-thank-you-getting-way-bergen-naacp/5573856002/ Aronsohn makes his case for further destroying the Village of Ridgewood by jumping on the “Black Lives Matter” band wagon .
The ethically challenged Democrat commends the “Ridgewood for Black Liberation” ,”A good example of this inspired youth activism is the newly-formed group, “Ridgewood for Black Liberation”, which calls itself “an abolitionist group committed to anti-racist work.” Among other things, the group is calling for changes in the town’s school curriculum as well as the hiring of “more black teachers, staff and leadership” in the Village’s school system. They have been gathering in marches, in teach-ins and online, and they have been driving their message with a commanding mix of passion, persistence and moral clarity. In doing so, they are demonstrating the type of leadership that matters most.”
“Ridgewood for Black Liberation” is a group mostly made up of self entitled teens with a solution looking for a problem. While no place is perfect high taxes and lack of school choice do more to segregate and disenfranchise people than any policy or attitude . The group is being promoted by parents, teachers, alumni and local kook fringe groups like JOLT with the misplaced idea that a bunch of spoiled brats from Ridgewood are well suited to speak for the downtrodden. Instead of doing anything positive the group organized protests to get their name in the paper .
The ex-mayor’s promotion of this group is nothing more than an attempt by him to usurp the group’s youth leadership and be pronounced ,”King of the Black People” .