The Mayor of Allentown and the Democratic candidate for the Governor of Pennsylvania raised the issue on social media. A story aired on CBS on Friday morningA story that used the city as a highlight about the roots of the January 6 riots.
CBS reporter Tony Dokoupil visited Allentown in the winter for his story as part of a series called “American Changing Faces.” In his work, he interviewed two people: city dwellers Ed Flack and Gary Iacocca, owner of Yocco’s Hot Dogs.
In their interview, both men lamented the days gone by and what Allentown once had. The story cites researchers at the University of Chicago that 93% of the people arrested for their role in the January 6 case were white and came from parts of a country where the white population had dramatically declined. I understand.
According to the US Census Bureau, the white population in Allentown fell from 97% in the 1970s to 31% in 2020.
Mayor Matt Tuark tweeted to CBS that he was “really disappointed” because he did not make an effort to contact his office about the alleged “unmarked” story.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who is running for governor, responded to Turku’s tweet that Allentown is “a diverse city full of hard-working people who raise families and build communities.”
Meanwhile, a tweet from Luis A. Miranda Jr., the father of activist and creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, also had problems commenting on the report.
Josh Shapiro-Wake-up, one of Allentown’s supporters, in response to CBS’s report on the roots of the January 6 riots
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