“I say, borderline racist (trying to be kind) because Hinz portrays Lewis as the stereotypical angry black woman who ‘needs to dial down her public persona’ and who he finds ‘too quick to reduce every dispute to racial terms,’ which Hinz calls ‘dangerous grounds.’
“Every dispute -- really, Hinz? You mean like her defense of retiree pensions? You mean like adequate funding and against the privatization of public schools? You mean like opposition to Rahm's school closings or his give-away of precious lakefront city land to billionaires? You mean like her talk before the City Club, where she called for a ‘LaSalle Street tax’ to help get us out from under the so-called pension crisis (which is really a revenue crisis)?
“By now we should all know what Hinz really considers dangerous grounds. He finally comes clean a sentence later. ‘I also find her proposed solutions to the city's fiscal woes to be far too focused on squeezing the well-off...’ Exactly. He should have just said that in the first place…”