Clean up the Pig-Stuy: Let's do something new to end corruption

DR. LENORA FULANI | 5/16/2013, 5:03 p.m.

The Democratic and Republican mayoral candidates are hurling attacks at each other's ethics, putting out press releases and posturing as anti-corruption fighters for the people. But why should the people believe them? They've been part of the problem for so long, it's hard to see them as part of the solution, especially since they don't put anything on the line to achieve change.

One mayoral candidate, the Independent Adolfo Carrion, did. He left the Democratic Party to get outside the system. He's running with my backing on the Independence Party line and will be on the ballot in November. Many Democratic-elected officials are telling him to drop out, that he'll shake up the system too much.

I don't know about you, but I'm sick of the poverty and the failing schools and the fact that our kids have no hope. To me, that's a much greater corruption than handing someone a paper bag filled with $10,000 in cash. For my money, I think it's time to shake up the system. Will you join me?

Dr. Lenora Fulani is a founder of the Independence Party and the country's leading Black Independent. She hosts regular meetings in Harlem that are open to the public titled"Interviews By a Black Independent."