Stringer Faults New York City on Diversity of Its Vendors

Nikita Stewartoct, New York Times, October 2, 2014

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer unveiled a letter-grading system on Wednesday that rates New York City agencies in terms of their spending on goods and services provided by businesses owned by women and minorities. Overall, the inaugural report card gave the city a D.

Of the 32 agencies examined, none got an A, and only the Department of Cultural Affairs and Landmarks Preservation Commission earned B’s.

“We looked at ourselves as well,” Mr. Stringer said during a news conference at his office, “and we got a C.”

“Just as letter grades raised public health standards,” he added, “it is our hope that these grades will change the conversation about city procurement.”

About 3.9 percent of the city’s $17.8 billion procurement budget went to minority- and women-owned firms in the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, up from 2.7 percent the previous year, but well off the 5 percent high achieved in the 2012 fiscal year. The participation of such firms in city contracts falls far short of goals set by Local Law 1, which went into effect last year.

The city has certified about 3,800 minority- and women-owned business enterprises, or M.W.B.E.s, since 2007, but they are not getting city contracts in substantial numbers, Mr. Stringer said. “I don’t think we have mentored these firms,” he said. “I don’t think we spent the time within the agencies getting them into meetings where they can compete.”


The city awarded a record $420 million in prime contracts to such firms this fiscal year, Marti Adams, a mayoral spokeswoman, said, adding that the administration was eager to include such firms in its Hurricane Sandy recovery program. {snip}


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  • proud white

    I live very near to NYC and can tell you blacks and Hispanics are way overrepresented. Blacks make up 13% of population yet they hold about 25% of jobs. Basically if you aren’t retarded like half the black race is, you are in at the expense of the 100’s of whites you automatically jumped. I am all for giving Asians some overrepresentation, heck at least they are smart and don’t cry victim all the time

    • LHathaway

      I don’t know about NYC, but when I go to court where I live I notice all the judges are women or people of color. It seemed as though the bus drivers would eventually be all black but that has actually reversed in my town. White bus drivers may now possibly make up 50% of the drivers. Who says we are not listened to on occasion or that poor whites cannot be pandered to in some way also?

      • bilderbuster

        Whites are the majority and should oppose pandering to any minority on all levels.

        • LHathaway

          I certainly try and avoid their issues. Even talking about them only serves to give them more power. Besides, it’s better and more polite to concentrate on your own issues. It’s time whites spoke up. I do suspect our unease will be co–opted by a men’s movement of some kind, first. But they know our ugly and racist heart. We’ll get around to racism eventually too.

      • R L Buds

        I have noticed that ALL of the security guards in my area are blacks.

        A few weeks back I saw a job listing on the internet at a place not far from where I live (my current commute is 31 miles). I dropped my app and resume with the security guard (see above) I am perfectly qualified for the position. After a week I got no call so I called them and the HR guy said he didn’t have my name in his files so he transfered me to the recruiter who said that she never got my information and that I should drop it off with the guard. I told her that I had already done that, so she gave me her e-mail address so I sent it to her directly.

        The guard was the first gate keeper, the latino recruiter was the second, I didn’t pass muster with either–being privileged has it’s price. I knew when I walked in the place that I didn’t qualify though; they only want blacks and pathetic pig whites for pets.

    • George Costanza

      It depends where you live in the city, I’m in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. And we’ve seen the white demographic increase in my area. Other areas courtesy of gentrification have also seen this phenomenon of whites moving in.

      But I can totally understand where you’re coming from, NYC is weird, on the one hand you got theses a__hole blacks and hispanics who really destroyed the city during the 60’s70’s & 80’s but on the other hand for the exception of Giuliani.

      We have the self destructive white liberal citizens and politicians who enable and appease theses scumbags..Trust me I hate it when blacks, Hispanics graffiti, rap music, gays etc becomes synonymous with NYC. That sure is hell ain’t my NYC. But I’m a dying breed an ancient relic of a long forgotten past…

      google Hard Hat Riots, those were the REAL nyers.

      • propagandaoftruth

        The end of the Giuliani-Bloomberg sanity is disconcerting to me. Especially considering what’s replacing it looks worse than Dinky.

        • George Costanza

          ha!.. Wall street…right! lol… we’ll see what happens in 8yrs, but I do see more white American liberals & Euros moving in. Because affordable housing isn’t affordable for the blackies and the brownies, they think they can still pay 900 a month for 3 bedroom apt.

          some still do because they have been grandfathered into the system but for the new housing going up..wishful f..k thinking.. no way “they” can afford it.

      • bilderbuster

        And while you’re at it search The Draft Riots. The most violent riots and the largest insurrection in US history and it isn’t taught in the public schools.
        Hint: It was a White Riot.

        • George Costanza

          Funny you mentioned that, My take on the Draft Riots, it was just a bunch of poverty stricken, disaffected, exploited Irish immigrants who had enough of getting the shaft from the rich white abolitionist and their pet negros.

          • bilderbuster

            Change “Irish immigrants” to middle class Americans “abolitionists” to liberals and there you go.

          • John R

            It occurred when White resistance to black preferences was not yet extinguished.

          • bilderbuster

            And it occurred after Gettysburg.
            After Lee took the war to the North and unfortunately was defeated.

    • Oil Can Harry

      If any Amrenners want to know how far left my fellow Noo Yawkers are, consider this:

      1. This idiot windbag Scott Stringer was barely elected last year running against Elliot Spitzer, who would have been even worse.

      2. In the same election Bill de Bozo beat out Anthony “Look At My” Weiner in the mayor’s race and Weiner would have been slightly less awful.

      These are our candidates!

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        I have Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein; along with Gov’na Moonbeam.





      Hopefully they keep this Hate Whitey “how dare you employ a White person when there are others who actually deserve employment” crap up. It can only open more White eyes to the target drawn directly over their face.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Whites. Start getting out of that nasty little concentration camp corner of the big concentration camp known as the United States of Diversica.

      Start wrapping things up, finding new and distant employment, selling before the value bottoms out and buying where it looks like Whites will be allowed to live with minimal racial Jizya for a little longer.

      Congregate together with your folk and form a phalanx far from the maddening klaxons of immediate and undeniable White Genocide. For you the cattle cars need not come – you’re already there! What you have to do is get out, slip out little by little, so they don’t notice so much at first. Quietly say your goodbyes to the city you once loved, once hoped to die in.

      It’s no longer your city and all that’s left for you is to find your Folk, get to your Folk, and prepare to make a stand.

      Get far enough away to enjoy the titanic cascading spectacle of the real New Detroit in free fall…

      Goodbye Big Apple.

      Sensible White New Yorkers who get it are welcome here.

      • exlib93

        I knew my cue…I was out of there just before that nut became mayor.

        • George Costanza

          De blasio whose real name is Warren Wilhelm Jr. epitomizes the self hating white man.

          • propagandaoftruth


            Maybe he’ll fall on his face before he ruins the place.

          • George Costanza

            Hey! that rhymes!! lol

          • propagandaoftruth

            I’m an aspiring rapper, G.


            Well lets hope so, eh?

          • propagandaoftruth

            I sincerely do man. NYC looked sooooo “swirling down the can” before the sane mayors, then made such a remarkable comeback. It gave me some hope, you know?


            I remember a David Letterman top 10 list from just prior to Giuliani. Top 10 things overheard at Times Square over the holidays.

            Number something: That ain’t egg nog!

            Within a few years Times Square was somewhere you could take the family. Use minimal common sense and so was most of the rest of the city.

            Apologies if my call to abandon ship hit a note somewhere. It was more of a primal scream, but sincere regarding offer of refuge. I’ve had some very good pals who are ex-NY whites, including some Hell’s Kitchen types. They get along fine with Southern rednecks in real life and vice versa.

            But more power to ya’ll if you choose to stay and fight. I sincerely hope you win because I know it is your home and dear to you, and I too would hate to see it burn, you know?

            One New Yorker once informed me that “there ain’t no redneck like a New Jersey redneck”. Maybe youse guys need to import some of those guys.

            For what I’m not sure but sounded funny.

            Anyway, best of wishes and solidarity, fraternity.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Sounds like the Congressional Black Caucus… or the Hispanic Congressional Caucus


        Doesn’t it though? We hear constantly about Whitey’s “institutionalized racism” against America’s precious “minorities”. However, I still haven’t seen a bona-fide example of this notoriously elusive “institutionalized racism” against “minorities” in America. Except of course for the rare discrimination against Asians in college admissions so as to give that spot to a black, Hispanic or Native American person instead. But because Asians choose to make good decisions in their lives which regularly leads to them living successful lives in a country that supposedly “oppresses” it’s “minorities”. They’re simply not included as one of America’s “real minorities”. Other than that, all actual “institutionalized racism” that I’ve ever seen. Is blatantly aiming at a target firmly painted on the backs of White Americans, and White Americans alone.

        • baldridge999

          The only “institutional racism” that actually exists is against whites. This whole system is anti-white and works to eradicate white people through mass non-white immigration and forced integration.

  • DaveMed

    I’m really sick of this lumping of women in with non-Whites. It’s a completely artificial alliance, and the intentions behind it are absolutely nefarious.

    • Mary

      Absolutely, I resent the association. We have little in common collectively, and our interests are frequently at odds. Not often discussed, but a very real issue, is that White females are harmed when our fathers, husbands, and sons are harmed by AA and other anti-White policies. Gee, that doesn’t fit in with the agenda.

    • The clear objective, and there’s plenty of evidence to back it up, is to destroy the White MALE and have the white female mate with the nonwhite male or another female.

      The nonwhite males whose greatest drive is to mate with white females are going to find that white females will soon be bred out of existence though unless white male sperm is used artificially inseminate the white female to produce new generations of them. Kind of a catch-22 there, isn’ there?

      • LHathaway

        “white females are going to find that white females will soon be bred out of existence though”

        Perhaps I read too much into it, but that seemed to be the beneath the surface message of the film ‘Soylent Green’ starring Charlton Heston. Maybe I read to much into it, but, yes, as white numbers drop, the majority will need a way to maintain a supply of white women. So, I guess they will ultimately see that White men do have some value. To me, it would seem a slightly hopeful (if macabre) development. It didn’t occur to me the same could be accomplished with sperm donors, no real white men needed.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        A racist, radical reconquistador alluded to something similar this a.m. on C-SPAN. The newest clowns in town just in time for the 2014 elections is the Latino Victory Project, with one Hispanic man calling in to brag about how he and his other Hispanic male friends have white wives and children who are “halfies” but who identify as Hispanic. He added that they’re going to be the future demographic who will no longer have to ask for anything, because when they become a majority, they will just come along to take it.

      • baldridge999

        The non-whites don’t care about that. Interracial mating is simply one part of the general white genocide program imposed by the people running this system. They know that if they keep flooding every white country with non-whites and force-integrating them, eventually whites will be blended out of existence. The problem for them is they are obviously targeting a racial group for elimination and that’s illegal under international law. These psychopaths know they must win or they’ll be facing tribunals and execution for their crimes. The problem is they’re running out of time. The system is falling apart and they still haven’t wiped us out.

    • exlib93

      It is a sickening alliance, especially when you so often read in the news about the black rapes on white women.

    • IstvanIN

      Divide and conquer. Works pretty well.

      • phillyguy

        I saw an article like this about 20 years ago. it was from a white woman with 3 young sons saying that dividing me against my sons was a slap in the face to all white mothers,,, more white woman should speak out against this.

        • bilderbuster

          When I hear a White woman make even the slightest anti -White male remark, I’m always sure to remind her that it’s her son, brother, husband and father that Oprah’s referring to as the enemy.

    • proud white

      I think that is a great point. I have been realizing that as well lately. Could that be proof that the left is feeling a bit threatened?

    • Paleoconn

      White women should reject this fraud, in solidarity with the men without whom they’d be lost.

    • baldridge999

      It shouldn’t be that way, but in many states white women vote with the non-whites. Here in my state white women effectively cancel the votes of white men. It would be the same as if all whites stayed home and didn’t vote. This allows elections to be determined by the non-whites who are a rather small minority of the state’s population.

      The irony of all this is that back when women were demanding the right to vote one of their arguments was this would help whites counter the black vote. We can see how that turned out.

      I know it will make women mad to mention this, but even Ann Coulter said it was a big mistake to let women vote.

    • saxonsun

      Same here–it’s sickening how many on this board truly hate women.

      • DaveMed

        I agree. It is very troubling.

  • AmericanCitizen

    It takes a Liberal to come up with this kind of nonsense. Letter grading based on how many non-male non-whites get government contracts? And to think someone went to college and got an education so they could rate the NYC government’s diversity with letter grades by dept.


    • IstvanIN

      But do away with letter grades in schools!

  • LHathaway

    “About 3.9 percent of the city’s $17.8 billion procurement budget went to minority- and women-owned firms”

    Is these written to obfuscate or do white males really get 94.1% of NYC business? Is NYC even 3.9% whites (if you remove the NYC white, the quite dark skinned whites from the equation)? Doesn’t NYC already have a written policy stating you can’t work for or have a contract with the city if you do not live within it’s borders? If you don’t reside in the city, they don’t want you. It seems large cities, now, have a diversity plan, and so do the outlying areas.

  • MekongDelta69

    More babbling from the anti-White, marxist de Blackio ‘administration.’

    How about grading on… oh, I don’t know… talent?
    [Never mind – that would be ‘racist.’]

    • proud white

      de blackio wants to change the entrance criteria for the specialized NYC schools. He wants to make it more comprehensive and complete, not just based on one exam. There are too many whites and Asians and not enough of diversities finest.

  • Women are not minorities, Ive found many women very capable of running a business, and do quiet well. to call a woman a minority in the same class as a black I would find very insulting. I can’t say ive seen too many black ran businesses ran for too long with out assistance from some one our side their race. Not even in government.

  • Adolf Verloc

    The main takeaway from this is: get yourself a minority front man for your business, and the sky’s the limit!

    • evilsandmich

      It may shock and amaze you that you wouldn’t be the first person to have that thought, or even that lead scammers of “disadvantaged” groups have turned this into a science wherein they can go into cahoots with some local whites to scam the system. More power to them I guess if they want to run a government that way.

    • bilderbuster

      That’s what most of the current ones already are.

  • Economics says buy the best product at the lowest price, ignoring the race and sex of the seller. Politics says the opposite. Politics is bleeding the country dry.

    • bilderbuster

      If Whites would play racial politics with the single mindedness of advancing our racial interests like the non-Whites do then this mess could be over with over night.

  • Luca

    It is not the City’s responsibility to mentor or favor firms. Firms are suppose to be in competition with each to give the City the best bang for its buck.

    Sadly, this yet another in the endless liberal schemes of transferring wealth.

    • bilderbuster

      Exactly how does a city “mentor” a firm?

  • paul marchand

    We gave them the public schools, by default. We give them housing. Welfare. Medical. Affirmative action. Quotas. The apartments due white flight. Now we have to give them (always at the expense of whites (or maybe Asians)) business too, with nothing to do with pricing, quality. Just R..A..C..E.

  • Ed

    NYC is on a one way stop to ruin. The Chief of Staff for the First Lady is shacking up with a murderer and vicious cop hater. The NYPD’s relationship with city hall is at an all time low.

  • crockadoodle6

    This obscene insult to logic and cosmic justice is not new. Back in the 70’s my dad worked for one of the ‘beltway bandits’. These were ‘consultants’ who prepared the Fed’s white paper analyses. ANyway, it became obvious to the corp, that to keep getting the government candy they had to have minorities (blacks) on the payroll. The blacks’ performance was consistently as expected and soon they were all assigned to a separate facility…an ‘offsite annex’. My sister (a screaming, tree-hugging, moron with 3 failed marriages and a law degree) had to visit the facility a couple of times and described it as a real life version of a cartoon. The Tom and Jerry variety. Again, as expected.
    As long as the corp could say (on paper) that they had filled their quota on black hiring everyone was happy. The blacks were ’employed’ sharpening pencils, the government felt good about themselves and the corp just increased the charges which the govt gladly paid because the tax payer was funding this scam.
    I honestly believe we will look back on this mess and say ‘wasn’t 2014 a good year’? In other words, the social engineering, magic wealth inventions, class and racial discordance is going to get much worse. Much worse. You can’t treat a gangrenous leg with medication. If you want the patient to survive you must amputate.

    • bilderbuster

      Until we amputate we should keep our Blacks in an “off site annex”.

  • saxonsun

    We live in NYC and it is filthy with people who do not belong in the USA. It’s a treat to see and hear white people these days–we are becoming increasingly rare in our own land.

  • John R

    Yes, there IS a lack of diversity among New York Cities venders. When was the last time you saw a street vender who was a White Anglo Saxon Protestant?