Race has now become the focus of the debate over Bruce Ratner's planned Nets arena and mini-city in Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards. In an email, Ratner's most vocal critic described the project's African-American supporters as being beholden to their "wealthy white masters", setting off a firestorm that has led, so far, to an apology, more bitter comments by both sides and an obligatory appearance by the Rev. Al Sharpton, a key Ratner supporter.
- Yards racial fire - Ariella Cohen - Brooklyn Paper
- Sharpton blasts Atlantic Yards foe - Ben Smith - New York Daily News
- Wealthy White Masters, Cont'd - Ben Smith - New York Daily News
- Payback? Yassky asks City Council to give BUILD $3M to fulfill Ratner's CBA - Norman Oder - Atlantic Yards Report