‘Ne Cede Malis’ Still Bueno?

27 Aug

New York Times reporter Sam Roberts blogs about the history of Bronx motto “Ne Cede Malis,” (Yield Not to Evil) which apparently took effect in 1912, but hasn’t had substantial success in deterring the civic evils perpetrated by many politicians. There are some, like Fordham professor Mark Naison, who think the motto should be more reflective of the borough’s progress in recent years. But others like, Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Fernando Ferrer, current and former BP’s respectively, think it’s as important now as it ever was.

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