Congratulations to Chirlane McCray, The First Lady Of New York

Bill de Blasio and his black wife

Bill de Blasio and his family

We have a black mother in Gracie Mansion!

I was happy to see on Huffington Post that Bill de Blasio won the mayoral election in New York as was expected because of his gigantic lead in the polls. Most importantly, however, there will be a black First Lady in Gracie Mansion. I am not a New York but I was rooting for de Blasio because he has vowed to end that atrocious “Stop and Frisk” policy which allows the police to treat our kids as suspects merely for walking to school or work. de Blasio actually made the policy the forefront of his campaign even having his biracial son do a campaign commercial against “Stop and Frisk”:

Under Bloomberg, the number of young black males who were stopped went from 100,000 per year when the former mayor took office to now 700,000. I don’t think I am going out on a limb when I say that having a child who will be subjected to “Stop and Frisk” probably made this personal for Mr. de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray. Yet, another reason why a diversity of cultures and thought matters.

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