Bill Clinton On African-American Anger: "I Don't Think It'll Last"
The relationship between Clinton and Harlem's African-American community has gone through a distinctly rocky patch this year. Many black residents say they were hurt and angered by what they perceived as racially disrespectful comments made by Clinton during the campaign. One owner of an Internet cafe in Harlem said, "there's a definite level of betrayal, of 'You done us wrong by marginalizing us.'" Clinton said he did not expect the hard feelings to linger, "I don't think it'll last," adding that he was touched that his wife had won 53 percent of the vote in the district.