The once rosy relationship between Harlem and Bill Clinton may have soured significantly due to some of the tenser moments spawned from the drawn out primary battle between his wife Hilary and Barack Obama. The NY Times has a piece today about black residents still harboring a grudge against the former president who has kept an office in Harlem since 2001. After several highly publicized comments during the campaign from Mr. Clinton that were perceived as racially insensitive, one resident describes the general response in Harlem to be: “You’re part of the family. We bring you in, and then when we turn around, you kind of knifed us in the back.”
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