Cuomo/IDC donor Daniel Loeb, who was already in trouble after comparing state Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to a Klan member last week, has found another group of non-KKK members to compare to the Klu Klux Klan: teacher's unions.
Someone who has probably been unfriended by Loeb by now sent Dealbreaker a screenshot of a comment left by the Success Academy executive and hedge fun manager/Cuomo-IDC donor in which he dragged out what appears to be his favorite metaphor.
In the 2016 comment, Loeb wrote that teachers unions were "the biggest single force standing in the way of quality education and an organization that has done more to perpetuate poverty and discrimination against people of color than the KKK."
"Dan Loeb has a history of making disgusting and racist comments - usually to deflect attention from his own actions and that of his hedge fund pals to destabilize and privatize public schools and make a profit off of students," United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew told Gothamist in a statement.
The bright light on Loeb's comments came at an even more awkward time than usual, because state Democrats also held a rally yesterday in which they stood in support of Stewart-Cousins and denounced Loeb's comments.
The head of the state's NAACP chapter said that the organization didn't accept Loeb's apology, in which he his "passion for educational choice" drove his comments. Stewart-Cousins herself said that in light of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, "if you think that reference is something to take lightly, I think we're reminded that it is not."
In addition to getting blasted by the city and state's top Democrats, the chair of SUNY's Charter School Committee told the Times that the state is reviewing their options to "deal with" Loeb.