HR Skews Census Data to Attack Reform as "Anti-Latino"

’Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself though, not a Montague.
Thou art thyself though, not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O! be some other name:
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

Romeo and Juliet- Act II. Scene II.

Juliet honey, you're so right. What is in a name?  

Not much.    

GA readers tell us HHA Commissioner Jeannie Rodriguez is not a Latina nor is  Rent Leveling and Stabilization member Rosemary Orozco- they married Latino/Hispanic fellas.   Trish Alexandra, who serves with Orozco, is an African-American. So is Director of Finance Solomon Steplight.  We learn that Dave Mello is half-Portuguese. Which half- top or bottom?  The more we study the demographics of our Boards, we learn that assumptions about what we are based on what we're named is misleading.

Unless you're The Hoboken Reporter,  and in cahoots with political operatives to paint Reform as anti-"Latino" on the eve of the HHA Board's re-organization.

You see, the current Carmelo-friendly Chairman, Rob Davis, is African- American and Executive Director Carmelo Garcia is Latino.  Replacing a Carmelo-loyalist with a Reformer will impact Board hires: professionals and the Executive Director himself, whose contract is up for renewal in 2015. What better way then, to intimidate and bully Reform Commissioners than playing the 'race' card:

 Like a true political operative rag, the Hoboken Reporter presented SKEWED data to support a false conclusion: that there is a Reform bias against Latinos.

They wrote:

"According to the 2010 Census, Hoboken’s population is 82 percent white, 15.2 percent Latino, and 3.5 percent African-American."


(1)  There is no "Latino" demographic.
The demographic is" Hispanic or Latino Origin."   The Hoboken Reporter invented a "Latino" demographic for political purposes. The HR specifically identified  ZBA member Anthony Grana as "Spanish" and "not Latin-American."

(2)  The Hoboken Reporter's census data mixes two categories (race and ethnicity) to create a false result.  
Hispanic/Latinos are not included in "population by race" figures.  Hispanic/Latino is a separate  category overlapping population by race.   Hispanic/Latino  is an ethnic category not a racial category;  Hispanics/Latinos ARE white, black, asian.   The ACTUAL Hoboken Population by Race Census data is: (note the absence of "Hispanic/Latino category"):
82.24% (41,124) White (includes Hispanics/Latinos)
7.12% (3,558) Asian(includes Hispanics/Latinos)
3.53% (1,767) Black or African American(includes Hispanics/Latinos)
0.03% (15) Pacific Islander
4.29% (2,144) from other races
2.65% (1,324) from two or more races .
 0.15% (73) Native American
The Hoboken Reporter omits Asians (7.12%), omits Native Americans/"other races" (7.1%) KEEPS whites (82%), KEEPS blacks (3.5%) then pulls the "15.2%" Hispanic/Latino from a separate category to CREATE  RESULTS, to create a false narrative.   

 3)  The Hoboken Reporter's "15.2% Latino" is really "15.2% persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin" and INCLUDES ALL RACES.

Take a look:

Hoboken 2010 Census Data

So folks, that's how far our "newspaper" has gone over to the Dark Side 

The Hoboken Reporter has taken actual Census data, blended it to CREATE false results for a race-baiting narrative to keep the current HHA leadership in power.  

It's filthy-dirty, nasty stuff. With fin-prints all over it. 


  1. I believe that Dave Mello is also Hispanic (Portuguese like Tony).

  2. Carmelo is WHITE. Ungers rag calls HHA housing "the projects" and treats Asians like they're invisible. So who's calling who a bigot?

  3. I have never heard Potugeese people referred to as Hispanic. Portugal is in Europe. They are usually classified as white or Caucasian. Hispanic is used as a broad term and the people from those various countries that are classified in this way are vastly different. If people want to be classified the correct way, why not just refer to their true ethnic origin. What's wrong with that? We don't need to make up new terms.

    1. Many people don't like any lumping using Hispanic to people of distinct national heritage. Doesn't matter if it's Portugal, Brazil, Argentina or Columbia.

      You want to start a brawl, go and call a Dominican a Puerto Rican and see what happens.

      We do not wish to be classified that way. The Hudson Reporter is a piece of crap playing the ugliest racial politics. They also happen to be wrong.


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